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UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2018)

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact


The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.


On 30 May, join the upcoming UN Global Compact Academy session on what human rights mean for business with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.

Join us, UNDESA and ICC on 17 July for the 2018 SDG Business Forum, and explore business solutions for and progress towards the 2030 Agenda.


Global and Local Leaders Take Stock of Business Progress Towards Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nearly 600 local and global leaders from business, finance, civil society, Government, Global Compact Local Networks and the UN attended Making Global Goals Local Business – Argentina from 25-26 April in Buenos Aires. The annual regional event was organized to underscore the impact of multi-stakeholder partnerships and responsible business action in support of the UN Global Goals.

UN Secretary-General appoints Bola Adesola, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever as new UN Global Compact Board Vice-Chairs

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Bola Adesola and Paul Polman to serve as new Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact on 20 April 2018.

Adesola and Polman succeed out-going Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact Board, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies and of Anglo American plc. The Secretary-General extended his appreciation to Sir Mark for serving in the position for the past ten years and guiding the UN Global Compact into a new era.

Latin American Leaders Discuss the Role of Business in Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns

On 19 April in Santiago, the UN Global Compact and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) convened leaders from business, Governments, civil society and the UN in Chile to discuss the role of the business sector in generating sustainable production and consumption patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Join the UN Global Compact Academy

The UN Global Compact Academy is designed to give Participants the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives. Delivered through a series of learning sessions taught by world-class experts, the Academy will coach Participants to develop their understanding of critical topics and build actionable skills.

Opportunity to join the Decent Work in Global Supply Chains Action Platform

New companies are still welcome to join the Action Platform’s efforts in identifying the root causes of human rights violations across supply chains while driving innovation and fostering cross-cutting solutions. In March, participants of the Action Platform convened in New York for their first Global Roundtable to discuss decent work in global supply chains, and will soon set the Action Platform’s programme for the next two years. If you would like to join this group of ambitious and innovative peers and help advance the decent work agenda, please contact

Set Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets

If your company has taken steps to set ambitious climate goals, you are already on your way toward promoting a more sustainable future. But while it’s good to set ambitious goals, it’s also important to ground those goals in scientific realities.

Join over 400 companies by setting science-based targets!

Are You an SDG Pioneer?

The search is on at the UN Global Compact for the 2018 class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job of advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Nominate yourself or someone else to be an SDG Pioneer by 15 June 2018!

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Business Partnerships for the Global Goals: Advances in Latin America and the Caribbean


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Tweet me: UN @globalcompact May #Bulletin is out! Explore business progress and engagement opportunities to advance the #GlobalGoals: Academy Session with #Zeid of @UNHumanRights | 2018 @SDGBizforum during #HLPF + more. All inside →

Contact Info:

Colleen Connors
UN Global Compact
+1 (646) 884-7533

KEYWORDS: UN Global Compact, UN Human Rights, Global Compact Leaders Summit, supply chains

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