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2000-07-26 New York NY USA


Founded following a proposal by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), at F-XF0463 - World Economic Forum (WEF), 31 Jan 1999, Davos (Switzerland). Mandate renewed and expanded by UN General Assembly, 1 Dec 2011.


Call for companies to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions in support of UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals; act as a platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices.


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Governance shared by 7 entities: Global Compact Leaders Summit; Local Networks; Annual Local Networks Forum; Global Compact Board; Global Compact Office; Inter-Agency Team, consisting of B-XB2183 - ILO, E-XK1312 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), E-XE3382 - UNDP, E-XE4161 - UNEP, B-XE3386 - UNIDO, F-XJ2621 - UN Women and E-XE3574 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Global Compact Donor Group, consisting of Governments that voluntarily contribute to a UN Trust Fund.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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