Youth represent a quarter of the world's population and will continue to impact the economies and societies of the future, yet many will not realize this potential if denied opportunities to pursue decent work. Many entrepreneurial young people are starting their own business and creating jobs for themselves and others. This note calls on business to promote entrepreneurship among young people and to support and invest in youth-owned enterprises.
The Child Labour Platform (CLP), a business-led, cross sectoral forum for exchange and collaboration to tackle child labour in supply chains, holds a webinar for its members and those of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group. The discussion, Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, identifies the key topics of debate among the Committee members and assesses the implications of the Committee’s far reaching conclusions for the ILO’s current and future work related to GSCs.
A set of three guides to help companies and employer organizations understand and take action against child labour. Guide 1 explains what child labour is, Guide 2 explains from a business perspective what can be done to abolish child labour, and Guide 3 is for employer organizations.
UN Global Compact Market Open Ceremony at NASDAQ MarketSite, in New York, October 2003. Introductory speeches by Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ and Global Compact Executive Director, Georg Kell.
This tool is intended to help companies assess and improve capacity to manage their human rights impacts. The OCAI consists of a self-assessment questionnaire centered on the major elements of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.
Aims to help Global Compact Local Networks get involved in their country's development of a National Action Plan on business and Human Rights. The guide provides basic information about National Action Plans, outlines the countries that have or are in the process of developing them, sets out the various opportunities available to Local Networks to get engaged, and lists additional resources that can be referred to for more information.
Held in observance of International Women's Day, the 2016 WEPs Annual Event, Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development, brought together inspirational business leaders, including innovative female entrepreneurs, with civil society, the UN and Government, to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. Through high-level panels and interactive sessions, participants dove into how diverse companies around the world are implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This publication offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the organization and then leading their global adoption.
Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. The UN Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, is developing a practical guide to identify common challenges and solutions to tracing raw materials through complex global supply chains. This webinar explored the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chain through a panel discussion involving industry-specific traceability systems and the companies that are using them.
Aims to expand and deepen private sector action in support of peace - in the workplace, marketplace and local communities. Assists companies in implementing responsible business practices aligned with the Global Compact ten principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas and catalyze action to advance peace.
Examines how responsible businesses, as well as suppliers and partners, can ensure a living wage for employees when the host country does not have a statutory minimum wage or when it fails to provide an adequate standard of living. It also explores the issue of working hours in the context of international standards, overtime and the pressure on some labourers to work excessive hours.
This interactive online tool is designed to provide companies with guidance on how to assess and manage human rights risks and impacts of their business activities.