UN Secretary-General

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Article
27 July 2011

Use technology to help achieve MDGs – Microsoft boss, others urge

Author: Emeka Aginam, Vanguard [Nigeria]

At the just concluded world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup 2011 held in New York...[said] that attainment of Millennium Development Goals...by the year 2015 deadline requires urgent assignment by the creative students who...

Read more

Article
21 June 2011

Crucial for more businesses to join UN corporate responsibility pact, says Ban

Author: UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for more businesses to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with 6,000 companies in 135 countries...Addressing the Compact’s Board Members...

Read more

Story
12 December 2010

UN Special Representative for business & human rights John Ruggie meets with govt. officials, companies, NGOs in Cairo

See full story

Article
12 December 2010

UN-sponsored forum on combating human trafficking opens in Egypt

Author: Xinhua

Hundreds of world business leaders and human rights activists gathered in a UN-sponsored forum Saturday in Luxor, Egypt to discuss the role and responsibility of the business community in combating human trafficking. In addressing the opening ceremony...

Read more

Article
21 September 2010

Human Rights Council considers indigenous issues

Author: UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council today took up indigenous issues...hearing an introduction of reports by the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights...on indigenous issues...In the interactive dialogue with James Anaya, the Special...

Read more

Article
1 September 2010

[PDF] A Dialogue with Ruggie? - To change so that everything remains the same... An assessment of John Ruggie’s 2009 and 2010 Reports

Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, former UN representative, American Association of Jurists; published by Jus Semper Global Alliance

In his 2009 report Ruggie kept unchanged the bottom line imposed by transnational corporations: no proposal, whatsoever, of binding international norms for business enterprises...We will examine three aspects of Mr. Ruggie’s Report for 2010: his work...

Read more

Story
1 June 2010

Global Compact Network Netherlands announcement of publication on how to do business with respect for human rights (launched Jun 2010)

See full story

Article
1 June 2010

[PDF] How to do Business with Respect for Human Rights: A Guidance Tool for Companies

Author: Global Compact Network Netherlands

Society is increasingly concerned about how business activities have impacts on human rights...[F]or many companies it remains a challenge to embed human rights in their day-to-day operations...[In 2008, the UN General Assembly] unanimously endorsed...

Read more

Article
1 June 2010

[PDF] The UN Global Compact and human rights: Developing a vision for 2020 [draft]

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

This review seeks to offer an independent assessment of the impact of the [UN] Global Compact within the broader corporate responsibility movement, focusing in particular on its role in advancing corporate understanding of and respect for human rights...

Read more

Article
31 March 2010

Transnational corporations and the duty to respect basic human rights

Author: Denis G. Arnold, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in Business Ethics Quarterly

[T]he United Nations Special Representative on the issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations has emphasized a tripartite framework regarding business and human rights that includes the state “duty to protect,” the TNC “responsibility to...

Read more