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View Resource Global Compact

The Global Compact is a joint project of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The site outlines the nine principles drafted at the World Economic Forum on January 31, 1999 to serve as guidelines for world businesses. The principles address three basic areas of concern: human rights,...
View Resource Global Compact (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on February 24, 2000)

As more and more businesses grow socially conscious, there has been an interest in adapting business practices to align with certain desired goals. The United Nations Global Compact dovetails quite nicely with this trend, and it 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...
View Resource International Labour Organization

Founded in 1919 in the wake of World War I, the International Labour Organization (ILO) became the first specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946. The ILO is truly the only "tripartite" United Nations agency in that "it brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes." The primary focus of the organization is to advance...