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ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific

The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific brings together major stakeholders to exchange experience involving corruption and to assist participating countries in the development of well-targeted anti-corruption strategies. The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption website contains documents on...

Customs Regulations in Niger

This site provides information about customs regulations in the Republic of Niger, and includes information about documents required, and restricted and prohibited items.

Guidelines on Logistics and Transportation (Canada)

This publication is designed for individuals who need to understand the Canadian logistics process required for both the implementation of an aid project and the financial and technical supervision of the transportation operations. Although this document deals with overseas ocean transport, similar...

Kazakhstan Customs Code: Exemption From Imposition of Customs Payments

The Kazakhstan Customs Law (Article 330 Exemption From Customs Payments) states that goods exported from the customs territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan as humanitarian aid are exempt from imposition of customs duties as are goods imported into the customs territory of the Republic of...

Charity Commission Hallmarks of an Effective Charity

This document sets out the standards that will help charity trustees to improve the effectiveness of their charity, and the principles that the regulatory framework of the Charity Commission exists to support.

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

This publication highlights the link between disaster risk reduction and public-private partnerships. As the flagship UN document for disaster reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005) in its priority action 4 “Reduce the underlying risk factors” is requesting the promotion and establishment...

The Case for Business to Undertake Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

Recognizing the challenge of private sector involvement on DRR activities, UNISDR, the World Economic Forum, and the World Bank, with funding support from GFDRR, have launched an effort to document working models and build strategies for promoting the private sector as an integral element of risk...

Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use - American National Standards

Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use provides an approach for organizations to improve their resilience performance and increase preparedness, according to ASIS.

International initiatives to promote responsible business: A navigation guide for business

Recognition of the fact that companies have a responsibility for their impact is now firmly established but there is still a gap in understanding what the international community expects of business in this area. The number of initiatives and standards relevant to corporate responsibility has...

Corporate Social Responsibility: The WBCSD’s journey

This document is a brief summary of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s current thinking on CSR and suggests the transition step to the next generation of work on this topic: from being a key project to becoming a cross-cutting theme. The report is designed to encourage...

Corporate Social Responsibility: making good business sense

Built on the first CSR report, making good business sense, this document is the result of dialogues held globally. It offers insights into the way in which CSR is interpreted in different geographical regions, and provides some practical tools that companies everywhere can use to make CSR a...

Safe Kids Walk This Way and FedEx promote child pedestrian safety.

Together with Safe Kids Worldwide, FedEx established the Safe Kids Walk This Way program to teach safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. The goal of the joint initiative is to prevent pedestrian-related injury to children.

Uprooted and forgotten: The atrocities nobody cared about

For twenty years the world stood by with little interest as civil war wrought wanton destruction on Uganda. Why, then, would anyone care now that peace has finally been negotiated?

Stimulating Youth Entrepreneurship - Barriers and incentives to enterprise start-ups by young people

The world’s population is growing at a time when traditional, stable labour markets are shrinking. More than 1 billion people today are between 15 and 24 years of age and nearly 40 per cent of the world’s population is below the age of 20. The ILO estimates that 47 per cent of all unemployed...

UNISDR Campaign: Making Cities Resilient

Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen.

Global Hand Chinese translation team receive Online Volunteering Award

To mark International Volunteers Day on 4th December, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme announced the winners of the "Online Volunteering Award 2010", honouring the 'outstanding' contributions of volunteers who work entirely over the Internet to contribute to peace and development and...

Innovating for a Brighter Future

Innovating for a Brighter Future is a Global Compact document on business engagement with the MDGs published in 2010 by the United Nations Foundation.

General Electric Company brings business know-how to Girls Inc. Dallas

The General Electric Company's (GE) partnership with Girls Inc. Dallas has provided Girls Inc. Dallas with both financial support and with volunteers to help the NGO improve its delivery of services.

Updates | ReliefWeb

This useful website by ReliefWeb is a freely accessible on-line database providing information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Depending on a country’s emergency situation, ReliefWeb may post updates on a continuous (24-hour) basis.

Profiles of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) practices of Philippine mining firms

The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.