What is the United Nations Global Compact? 

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:

- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure the sustainability of environment
- Promote 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.