UNDP Hosts the Haggar Stakeholders’ Forum: The Private Sector and the UNGC
August 4, 2022
“At the UN, we recognize the role of the private sector in securing the stability of Sudan through ensuring livelihood and economic stabilization.” – Khardiata Lo N’Diaye, Deputy Special Representative for Sudan, and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan.
As an engine for recovery, economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation, the private sector in Sudan has been playing a critical role in the economic development of the country as a provider of goods and services, a creator of jobs as well as a contributor to community development providing quality services and enhancing people’s wellbeing as a direct and indirect impact.
As parts of its efforts to increase engagement with the private sector, UNDP Sudan hosted the Haggar stakeholders’ forum to invite the business community to join the United Nations Global Compact and encourage over 40 companies to commit to its 10 principles and SDG Integration.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability framework with two objectives:
- Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration & innovation and
- Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the 10 Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.