Global Compact

UN Global Compact Network USA Seeks Professionals Committed To Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:24am

PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Later this year, the Network will recognize an employee of a participating company as the Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneer.
  • Global Compact Network USA welcomes the leadership of companies participating in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the program and join them during the recognition that follows.
  • Launched in 2007, the Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact.

Highlights - MEPs strongly welcome the Global Compact on Migration - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 8:02pm

A nine-Member European Parliament delegation, led by Linda McAvan (S&D, UK), participated at the Intergovernmental Conference for adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh as part of the overall EU delegation.

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  • A nine-Member European Parliament delegation, led by Linda McAvan (S&D, UK), participated at the Intergovernmental Conference for adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh as part of the overall EU delegation.
  • The European Parliament strongly supports the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and welcomes its adoption in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • MEPs regret the campaign of disinformation that has led to several countries withdrawing their support from the compact.
  • The members of the delegation were: Linda McAvan (S&D, UK), Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT), Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (EPP, SE), eljana Zovko (EPP, HR), Ccile Kyenge (S&D, IT), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES), Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL), Laura Ferrara (EFDD, IT), Udo Voigt (NI, DE),

UNICEF statement on the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 5:28pm

Statement from UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy Laurence Chandy

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  • Statement from UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy Laurence Chandy
    MARRAKECH and NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - "Today's adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is a historic achievement for migrant children and States alike.
  • It also helps provide millions of children and young people affected by migration with the chance to fulfil their potential.
  • Through the Compact, States can achieve stronger results in keeping families together and tackling xenophobia and discrimination.
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Canada adopts historic agreement to address migration - Migration Compact is the first, globally negotiated, cooperative framework to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 3:13pm

Today, Canada announced it signed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the first global framework on all aspects of international migration.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Canada announced it signed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the first global framework on all aspects of international migration.
  • The GCM acknowledges the serious challenges that irregular migration poses, while emphasizing the positive contributions of migrants, and the benefits of regular pathways and well-managed migration systems.
  • The compact is an important international framework to better manage and address global migration challenges, as well as improve cooperation between countries.
  • That Declaration launched separate processes to create 2 non-legally binding Global Compacts: the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees.

Athena Collaborates on Gender Equality with the US Network of the UN Global Compact

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Athena and Global Compact Network USA announce an event collaboration on December 7, to advance gender equality in the workforce.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Athena and Global Compact Network USA announce an event collaboration on December 7, to advance gender equality in the workforce.
  • Building off the UN Global Compact gender equality programming, this December 7 event will convene at GAP Inc. headquarters and help corporate leaders identify gender diversity opportunities, share corporate best practices and support and increase the 500+ U.S business signatories to the UN Global Compact.
  • As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, Athena views this global platform as the epicenter for all businesses positioning their companies to contribute to a prosperous and sustainable world."
  • Global Compact Network USA is the US Network of the UN Global Compact, a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices, which represents the over 500 signatories of the UN Global Compact in the United States.