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24 July 2009

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...

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25 May 2009

Business leaders urged to go green

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...

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16 March 2009

CEO Water Mandate spurs mass protest

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....

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11 March 2009

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...

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11 March 2009

World Water Forum: NGOs criticise CEO Water Mandate, saying it “facilitates corporate control of water resources”

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11 March 2009

[PDF] [Letter to Ban Ki-Moon re World Water Forum]

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...

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4 February 2009

Ban Ki-moon calls for a "Global Compact 2.0"

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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29 January 2009
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Author: Centre d'actualités de l'ONU

Au Forum économique mondial de Davos, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a lancé jeudi un nouvel appel en faveur d'un « New Deal Vert » pour sortir de la crise économique actuelle et a encouragé les chefs d'entreprises à lutter contre les...

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29 January 2009

Ban urges leaders at Davos to forge ‘Green New Deal’ to fight world recession

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...

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1 January 2009

[UN] Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

The UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children...led by Professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, addressed violence against children in five settings: the family, schools, alternative care institutions and detention facilities, places where...

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