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United Nations News

April 4, 2011

 

NEWS & UPDATES

1. New Anti-Corruption Projects Focus on Collective Action and Business Education 2. Business Makes Case for Low-Carbon Economy at Cancún Meetings 3. Business Leaders Acknowledged for Efforts to End Human Trafficking 4. Local Network Launches in Costa Rica and Montenegro 5. Participant Status: New Signatories, COPs and Delistings

 

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

1. Draft Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: Open for Consultation 2. More Opportunities: Low-Carbon Leaders, Partnership Opportunities to Support Sustainable Development and more

 

FEATURED RESOURCES

1. Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: New Themes Launched

2. Human Trafficking Resources

  •  E-Learning Tool on Human Trafficking
  •  Luxor Implementation Guidelines to the Athens Ethical Principles

3. The Fight Against Corruption: E-Learning Tool

 

EVENTS

1. The Responsibility to Respect Human Rights, the UN Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework and the Draft Guiding Principles (20 January, Webinar)

2. UN Global Compact Management Model Training (3 February, New York)

 

Event Calendar

January

Business Side Event, Rio+20 1st Intersessional Meeting (10-11 Jan, New York) Responsibility to Respect Human Rights, the UN Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework and the Draft Guiding Principles (20 Jan, Webinar) Launch of Global Compact LEAD (28 Jan, Davos)

 

February

UN Global Compact Management Model Training (3 Feb, New York) Partnering with the Philanthropic Community to Promote Education for All (28 Feb, New York)

 

March

Supply Chain Advisory Group Meeting (2-4 Mar, Mexico City) Business Side Event, Rio+20 Prepcom 2 (7-8 Mar, New York) 3rd Annual Event on the Women's Empowerment Principles (9-10 Mar, New York) MDGs, the Global Compact and the Common Good (20-22 Mar, South Bend)

2011 UNEP Business and Industry Global Dialogue: From CSD-18 to Rio+20 (21-22 Mar, Paris)

 

April

UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting (12-13 Apr, Paris)

 

May

4th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries - Private Sector Track (9-13 May, Istanbul) Caring for Climate: 3rd Meeting of Signatories (17 May, Cairo) Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting (17 May, Cairo) IX Annual Local Networks Forum (18-19 May, Cairo)

 

September

Union for Global Sustainability (14-15 Sept, Rio de Janeiro) UN Private Sector Forum (Date TBD, New York)

 

To read more about the Bulletin visit http://www.unglobalcompact.org/NewsAndEvents/UNGC_bulletin/2011_01_01.html