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Youth Civic Engagement Activities are Critical for Empowering Young People and Bettering Society

Children International Youth Take Part in the United Nations’ International Youth Day Campaign to Promote Civic Engagement and Participation of Youth in Politics and Public Life
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Kansas City, Mo., August 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Youth civic engagement activities and programs are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for youth around the world to take part in these civic engagement activities, leaving one of the world’s greatest resources untapped. And, as a result, both youth and society miss out on the potential benefits.

Chinese Enterprises Name Top Ten Business Responses to Air Quality, Climate Change

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BEIJING, 22 July 2015 /3BL Media/ – “Top ten” lists have long been a staple of comedy monologues but, as pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in China’s rapidly industrializing economy are no laughing matter, Chinese businesses today produced a serious list of enterprise-activated solutions.

Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting today with CEOs, heads of state and ministers at a forum on the sidelines of a global finance summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the corporate community “to be our partners in supporting and financing this agenda.”

Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

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In an interview for UN News Centre, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact shares his reflections and experiences from his 15 years at the helm of the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.  

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Land, Construction and Real Estate Sector Focus of United Nations Global Compact and RICS in New Drive to Advance Responsible Business

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LONDON, June 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact and RICS today issued a call to organizations in the land, construction and real estate sector, and those working with them, to take a leading role in global efforts to drive responsible and sustainable business practices.

Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good (Video)

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In 2000, 46 companies gathered in New York to join the United Nations in a “global compact” of principles covering human rights, labour and the environment. Today, the UN Global Compact - now the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with 8,500 companies in 160 countries - is a beacon for companies, govenments and civil society organizations everywhere who are striving toward an inclusive and equitable world for all.

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