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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...

WTO Director-General Mike Moore calls for increased trade liberalisation to help finance development

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WTO Director-General Mike Moore calls for increased trade liberalisation to help finance development, a news article, reports that the then WTO Director-General Mike Moore said trade liberalisation can make a huge contribution to the generation of resources for the financing of development. But Mr...

Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO)

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Code of Conduct - Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO) aims to enable NGOs in Botswana to respond to the challenges of sustaining democratic and participatory institutions. The Code provides guidelines on establishing an enabling environment, values, transparency, governance, accountability,...

Business-NGO Relationships for Environmental Conservation in Hong Kong: Capacity Building for NGOs and the Roles of Government and Business-Related Organisations

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This is an article published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol 29, no 2, in December 2007. Drawing on stakeholders' views collected from 31 in-depth face-to-face interviewees, the article investigates business-NGO relationships for environmental conservation in Hong...

A Business Case for Fighting Poverty

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Action on poverty can benefit business performance, as well as building an enabling environment in which to operate. This is the second paper in Oxfam’s ‘Briefings for Business’ series, which aims to develop the debate on the role of the private sector in poverty reduction by offering ideas and...

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences

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The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...

Responsible investment: a force for poverty alleviation

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The current crisis offers the opportunity to rethink the contribution that investors can make to eradicating global poverty. Oxfam believes that investors have a critical role to play in poverty alleviation, through supporting economic growth, building infrastructure, and helping to create a...

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...

Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and Development in Afghanistan

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Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and Development in Afghanistan is aimed at promoting improved understanding of NGOs in Afghanistan, their purposes, and their accomplishments among the general public, government, donors and the media. The principles of...

Aid For Trade Second Global Review: Programme

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Aid For Trade Second Global Review: Programme, an audio/visual summary, provides the proceedings of this conference which focused upon maintaining the momentum of Aid for Trade mandate, agreed at the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. This mandate aims to help developing countries, and...