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15 01 2018

UN Global Compact Newsletter January 2018

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Items of Interest

  1. Human Rights Translation 2.0 Resource available online:

Aims to explain the meaning of universally recognized human rights in a way that makes sense to business. It will also illustrate, through the use of real-world examples, how human rights apply in a business context.

2. Global Climate Action Playbook 2018:

Provides high-level policy updates, an outlook on key climate actions and the arc of ambition, and a snapshot of country-level analyses on Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Playbook is a practical toolkit designed for business and Governments to work together to enhance country level ambition and action to implement the Paris Climate Agreement leading up to 2020.

3.Introduction to the Humanitarian System Webinar:Online

Jan 18, 2018 at 09:00 am EST

In 2016, 40 per cent of people lived in fragile situations, yet by 2030 this number is expected to increase to 62 per cent. With the scale and intensity of humanitarian needs fast outpacing the ability of traditional actors to respond, businesses, the United Nations, Governments and civil society must work together to create more resilient communities and increase local capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

The UNDP-OCHA led Connecting Business initiative and the UN Global Compact will co-convene a webinar to provide an introduction for organizations interested in humanitarian action. The objective is to help businesses and business networks understand the building blocks of the humanitarian system, navigate between different global, regional and local actors and explore the role of private sector support. Through practical guidance and case examples, the webinar will encourage coordination and provide a path to collective private sector action.

To join the webinar, please register here.