The Global Compact


What is the Global Compact?

In an address to The World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999, United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged business leaders to join an international initiative – the Global Compact – that would bring companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support nine (now ten) principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. The Global Compact’s operational phase was launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000. During the first Global Compact Leaders Summit, held on 24 June 2004 at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General announced the addition of a tenth principle against corruption. This measure followed a long consultation process with all Global Compact participants.


How to Participate
The Ten Principles
Why Participate

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Global Compact Brochure
Global Compact Primer
Guide to Global Compact
How the Global Compact Works

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