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The MDGs: Everyone’s Business

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The MDGs: Everyone’s Business is a new report from UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Initiative covering 40 case studies and over 140 supporting institutions referenced by specific MDGs, released on 21 September 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development...

Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth, UN technical paper

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The Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth is part of a series of technical papers aimed both at strengthening youth participation at all levels through cooperation among various stakeholders, as well as at highlighting the role of youth as agents of development. Building on Youth...

European Commission Humanitarian Operation (ECHO) - Regulation

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This page contains the full text of EU regulation 83/181, concerning the ''exemption from value added tax on the final importation of certain goods''. Articles 40-55 are specific to VAT exemption for charitable goods and disaster relief work. The situations where VAT exemption applies are similar...

Accord Interagency Gifts in Kind Standards

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Accord Gifts in Kind Standards govern US-based member organisations' Gifts in Kind (GIK) activity.

Child care: an essential service for disaster recovery

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Extensive research has documented that the provision of child care services is essential to the economic health and vitality of a community. In disaster situations, when the economic life of local communities virtually grinds to a halt, workers with young children cannot resume their jobs unless...

Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

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Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a UN Millennium Project Report, recommends concrete actions toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The report presents an overview of the findings and recommendations of the UN Millennium Project. The document was co-authored...

Fighting Poverty: A Business Opportunity - Report on the 10th International Business Forum

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Fighting Poverty: A Business Opportunity - Report on the 10th International Business Forum, a conference report, provides a summary of the Forum's proceedings in respect to how business is addressing the Millennium Development Goals.

Principles for Responsible Investment

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The Principles for Responsible Investment provide the framework for investment professionals to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into the management of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give...

From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society

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From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society, a paper from the Tomorrow's Leaders group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), presents a fresh perspective on the role of business in society. The paper sets out a model through which companies...