It's a call to companies to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labor standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption, and to take measures that promote the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG's). Nowadays, with more than 9.500 companies and 3.000 organizations, based in more than 60 contries and more than 70 local networks, the Global Compact is widely spreading the message that any type of company anywhere on the planet - of all sizes and sectors - can play a fundamental role in improving our world.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)?
A major recent achievement in
sustainability have been the approval of the Agenda 2030 and with it the
Sustainable Development Goals. Do you know what are they and how did they
arise? Humanity faces numerous challenges to get all people to have the same development
and wellness opportunities. In the year 2000, United Nations adopted eight
objectives to meet the main needs of the poorest, the Millennium Goals:
extreme poverty and hunger
universal primary education
gender equality and empower women
HIV, malaria and other diseases
the sustainability of environment
a global partnership for development
From the Millenium Goals to the Sustainable
Development Goals Fifteen years later, 193 United Nations member states
approved the 2030 Agenda, which sets out the Sustainable Development Goals, a
new horizon with the most important challenges for humans during the next years.
This is seventeen ambitious goals, broken down into 169 goals, which require the
collaboration of civil society and public and private sectors, whose success
would mean a more egalitarian world and habitable.