News of Global Compact Network Switzerland

The second annual Sporting Chance Forum convened in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 November to 1 December 2017 and hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) brought together over 175 representatives from across many stakeholder groups to explore the human rights opportunities and risks associated with mega-sporting events (MSEs) and sport in general, and to assess progress made and challenges remaining since the first Sporting Chance Forum in October 2016. The GCNS supports this initiative and is involved in the process as Switzerland hosts more than 70 sports associations. Read more...

Two years on: Taking stock of the recommendations of the UN High Level Panel’s Report on Humanitarian Financing.

 

On 7 March 2018, GCNS Executive Director, Antonio Hautle sat on a panel together with Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank to discuss humanitarian financing. The event gathered more than 280 guests, including ambassadors, senior representatives of member states, UN agencies and NGOs. You can read a brief summary of the event here

IPPAG and its members support the Convergences Awards! Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards reward projects that are initiated by public, private and solidarity partnerships seeking to build a fair and sustainable world. Want to be a part of it and win up to €15,000 to develop and grow your initiative? Apply from February 25th to March 25th. 

On 7 March 2018, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the World Bank invited corporate as well as civil society actors to attend a high level event on humanitarian financing in Geneva. Antonio Hautle, our Executive Director, presented what is being done by the private sector in this field. 

Die LGT verpflichtet sich seit Jahren zur Einhaltung der 10 Prinzipien des UN Global Compact. Im letzten Blogbeitrag von Ursula Finsterwald, Group Sustainability Managerin der LGT, erfahren Sie wie dieses Engagement im Firmenalltag gelebt wird.  

How can any of us contribute to better working and living conditions of millions of artisanal gold miners? Read the answer in the latest article of our Executive Director, Antonio Hautle. 

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