Support to UN Global Compact Local Network

Background


Refresher seminar on Global Compact Initiative for business community, NGO and academia in September 2011 in Baku

The Global Compact (GC) is a United Nations initiative to challenge businesses around the world to exert greater care for social issues and act upon a set of universally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact was launched in July 2000 as a leadership platform to encourage corporate policies and practices that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. The GC process was introduced in Azerbaijan in 2006 and the national chapter of GC was officially launched in November 2011 with the joining of private enterprises and not-for-profit organizations who had expressed their commitment to the principles of GC. Presently, there are 18 members of Global Compact Local Network (GCLN) in Azerbaijan, representing business sector, civil society, and the academic community.

Project Goals

The overall objectives are to institutionalise the Global Compact Local Network of Azerbaijan and to expand the membership of national business enterprises.

Project Accomplishments



  • Project organized refresher seminar for around 50 representatives from business sector, civil society and public agencies to raise their awareness about and commitment to GC principles.
  • Global Compact Local Network in Azerbaijan was launched officially, with signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UN Global Compact and GCLN-Azerbaijan.
  • High-profile representatives of 6 companies (members of GCLN-Azerbaijan) participated in one-week study mission to Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development to learn the Turkish experience in organisation and governance of GC national chapter, and to expand the international networking of the nascent GCLN-Azerbaijan

Donors

Donor

Amount of contribution, US$

UNDP

179,000

Statoil

45,000

Delivery by years

Fiscal Year

Amount of disbursement, USD

2011

65 000

2012 38 698
Project Overview
Status
Completed
Project start date
21 July 2011
Estimated project end date
31 July 2013
Geographic coverage
Baku
Focus Area
Sustainable Development
MDG
MDG 8 Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Project Officer
Mr. Chingiz Mammadov, Senior Programme Advisor chingiz.mammadov@undp.org
Partners
National Confederation of Entrepreneur Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC)
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