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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...
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United Nations Global Compact Making Critical Contribution to Advancing Organization's Agenda, Says Secretary-General In Message To Its Board
Author: United Nations
The integrity of the Compact is another paramount concern. I rely on the Board for guidance about ensuring the accountability of participant engagement. The Compact is voluntary in nature, providing a forum for learning and dialogue to advance United...
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Author: Copenhagen Post [Denmark]
More than 700 business leaders from around the world gathered in Copenhagen…[for a] conference looking at the influence and effect of business on climate…In his speech…[UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] called for market incentives to promote long-term...
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Author: Bobby Ramakant, in Global Compact Critics
As the 5th World Water Forum (WWF) begins in Istanbul, activists, social movements and non-governmental organizations from Turkey and around the world are holding counter events and actions that directly challenge the legitimacy of the Forum itself. As...
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UN Secretary-General, in message for world observance, underscores potential of water as unifying force rather than catalyst for conflict
Author: UN Secretary General
While the world’s growing population is consuming more freshwater, climate change is making less water available in many regions… Managing water carefully and balancing the varied needs for it is vital… Under the theme “Shared Waters, Shared...
Author: 118 civil society organisations
As the 5th World Water Forum approaches in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 16-22, 2009, we, the undersigned civil society organizations actively engaged in the struggle for water justice throughout the world, are deeply concerned about the contradictory...
Author: Global Compact Critics
At last week's World Economic Forum, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cited the UN Global Compact as a prime example of efforts to solve simultaneously multiple problems. He called for a new phase of the program - which he dubbed Global Compact 2.0....
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Author: UN News Centre
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world’s business and other leaders to use the current economic crisis to launch a new Global Compact entailing a “Green New Deal” that creates jobs and fights climate change by investing in renewable...