WANGO Secretary General, Taj Hamad, spoke at the 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements at the UN on October 29. The Forum, held annually, brought together more than 300 local government representatives, UN officials, and business and NGO leaders to discuss implementation of the SDGs on a local level. (Read more...)
The UN Global Compact invites companies and NGOs to pilot the Poverty Footprint, a tool that helps companies evaluate their impact on poverty through their operations and policies. (Read more...)
On October 27, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific launched the "Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015." The report offers a framework for integrating disaster risk reduction into sustainable development plans, policies, sectoral programs, and budgets in the region, the most disaster-prone in the world. (Read more...)
Chinese President Xi Jinping was among a number of heads of state, WANGO Secretary General, Taj Hamad, greeted during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, from September 25-October 3, in New York. On September 28, Mr. Xi made his first address to the General Assembly, calling all countries to “make a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation.” (Read more...)
The UN Global Compact has developed several tools to help businesses better understand the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can guide corporate strategy. (Read more...)
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