United Nations Global Compact
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2000-07-26 New York NY USA
Founded 26 Jul 2000, New York NY (USA), 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. Also referred to as the Global Compact.
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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