News of Global Compact Network Switzerland

GCNS was a part of the Women at Work- conference where effective tools for women's economic empowerment and the critical role of the private sector were discussed. With Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Executive Director UN Women) and panelists Simona Scarpaleggia (CEO Ikea Switzerland), Mary Ellen Iskenderian (CEO Women's World Banking), Muriel Lienau (CEO Nestlé Switzerland) and Thomas Gass (Vice Director Swiss Agency Development and Cooperation).

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women addressed some of the challenges for Women At Work: unequal pay, unpaid work, mobilizing men and concluded with a strong message: "We know what works but we need to scale up in order to bring changes! The pace of change is too slow!" 

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 24 September 2018 -

More than 120 Chief Executives from some of the world’s leading businesses joined Heads of State and Government and leaders from both the United Nations and civil society today to explore innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 during the 73rd regular session of the UN General Assembly.

The Investor Agenda has been developed for the global investor community to accelerate and scale up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Investor Agenda offers a clear path to scale-up investor action. It gives investors multiple opportunities to continue to demonstrate their willingness to become part of the transformation that will lead us to a more cleaner, greener, sustainable future for all.

Im Rahmen des High Level Political Forum für Nachhaltige Entwicklung haben die nichtstaatlichen Akteure der Begleitgruppe des Bundes für die Agenda 2030 eine Medienmitteilung zum Länderbericht über die Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele durch die Schweiz herausgegeben, der diese Woche in New York von Doris Leuthard vorgestellt wird.

Für diese Akteure ist es wichtig, dass die gemeinsam definierten Interventionsfelder auch in der Schweiz anerkannt und angesprochen werden. Dazu ist es notwendig, dass diese Arbeit nicht separat angegangen, sondern in aktuelle politische Fragen integriert wird. Gemeinsam identifizierten sie Herausforderungen in acht Themenbereichen.

Dans le contexte du Forum Politique de haut niveau pour le Développement Durable, les acteurs/-trices non étatiques du groupe d’accompagnement de la Confédération pour l’Agenda 2030 ont publié un communiqué de presse sur le rapport de mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable par la Suisse, qui sera présenté à New York par Doris Leuthard cette semaine.
Pour ces acteurs/-trices, il est essentiel que les champs d’intervention définis ensemble soient reconnus et abordés aussi en Suisse. Pour cela, il est nécessaire que ces travaux ne soient pas affrontés séparément, mais intégrés aux dossiers politiques courants. Ils ont identifié ensemble des défis dans huit domaines thématiques... 

As part of the implementation of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, SECO and FDFA have launched for the first time a joint website on business and human rights: https://www.nap-bhr.admin.ch/napbhr/en/home.html. The website provides an overview of the activities organized by the State in the areas of business and human rights and provides information on projects and instruments used in this context. It also provides specific information for companies and aims to raise awareness of human rights due diligence through practical examples.

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