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Global Compact Material

The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

  Human Rights

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

  3. ​​​Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  5. the effective abolition of child labour; and
  6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

  10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

SDG Topics: Gender Equality / Affordable & Clean Energy / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Reduced Inequalities /  Climate Action / Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

UN Global Compact
Run-time: 4 minutes. A short video on the history of the UN Global Compact -- when, why, and how it was created.

Global Connections TV - Interview with Lise Kingo
Run-time: 25 minutes. Executive Director Lise Kingo sits down with Bill Miller of Global Connections Television to discuss the UN Global Compact's call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

Architects of a Better World
Run-time: just under 3 minutes. "Be the architect of a better world". Video released by Global Compact, connecting its goals to famous social movements and change-makers throughout history.