United Nations Global Compact

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Communication on Engagement 2016

“The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.”

Millennium@EDU Sustainable Education and “The Ten Principles”

Global Compact Principle One

“Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.”

Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948

Article 26.

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”

Millennium@EDU related initiative: Millennium@EDU World Classroom Partnership

Millennium@EDU Engagement

1. PARTNERSHIPS:

Millennium@EDU is open and looking for cross-sector partnerships which may potentiate answers to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in what concerns education and access to technologies.

“ADVOCACY AND POLICY DIALOGUE – Companies engage with other stakeholders to take a leadership role in championing, advocating for, and contributing to resolving different issues.

SOCIAL INVESTMENT AND PHILANTHROPY – Companies provide financial support, contribute volunteers and/or expertise, or make in-kind contributions, including product donations.

CORE BUSINESS – Partners collaborate to create employment and foster entrepreneurship, contribute to economic growth, generate taxation revenues, implement social, environmental or ethical standards and provide appropriate and affordable goods and services.”

2. Global Compact’s Local Networks

Encorage Millennium@EDU stakeholders to participate in the “Global Compact’s Local Networks”.

Business Partnership Hub

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