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10 October 2008

Drug firms agree to invest more in AIDS research-UN

Author: Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that major pharmaceutical firms promised to invest more on researching treatments for the AIDS virus and diagnostic procedures for poorer regions. The companies also agreed to invest more in...

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9 October 2008

Major drug firms agree with Ban Ki-Moon to invest more in AIDS treatments & diagnostics for poor regions

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9 October 2008

Secretary-General's statement following meeting with pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies working on HIV and AIDS

Author: United Nations

I met today with senior executives of seventeen of the world's research-based and generic pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies…to review progress on...expand[ing] access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services in low- and middle...

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1 September 2008

Advertising companies join with Ban Ki-moon to help tackle climate change

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1 September 2008
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Author: Pierre Melquiot, Actualités News Environnement [France]

Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU a lancé avec plus de 20 dirigeants de l'industrie mondiale de la publicité un partenariat pour sensibiliser l'opinion publique sur...les efforts déployés par l'ONU pour conclure un nouvel accord mondial sur les...

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5 December 2007

UN chief calls for end to job discrimination against disabled people

Author: Associated Press

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to the "deplorable" job discrimination against millions of disabled people around the world...estimates show that at least half of all disabled people in developed nations, and the vast majority of...

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18 September 2007

"Global Compact Critics" blog launched

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18 September 2007

[DOC] Comments by UN Global Compact Office regarding “Global Compact Critics” blog

Author: UN Global Compact

The vigilance of civil society is a critical ingredient in the values-based change approach that underpins the United Nations Global Compact...The Global Compact is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder framework for businesses...the Global Compact believes...

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6 July 2007

UN Global Compact summit: Final declaration falls short of effective commitments in favour of human rights

Author: FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)

The voluntary character of the Compact “does not mean unaccountable”... [T]he International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), backs the UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon’s warning... The declaration adopted by participants is supposed to establish a...

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6 July 2007

UN Global Compact website - with latest items on Leaders Summit 2007

Author: UN Global Compact

6 July - The Secretary-General - Closing remarks...

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