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SDG 13 Focus Group
Dec 10, 2018

Following the success of our previous focus groups, our sixth topic was based on SDG 13 Climate Action, represented by Mr. Nadim Kassar General Manager of Fransabank Sal and Goal Leader for SDG 13. The round table focused on the study of the report for SDG 13 and on the problematic situation of Climate Action in Lebanon. The aim behind this focus […]

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اطلاق النتائج التشريعية والرقابية لتحقيق التنمية المستدامة جمالي ممثلة بري: للوصول الى مجتمعات تتسم بقدر اكبر من العدالة والسلم
Dec 07, 2018

وطنية – أطلقت الامانة العامة لمجلس النواب والهيئة النيابية لتنفيذ خطة التنمية المستدامة ولجنة حقوق الانسان النيابية، بالتعاون مع برنامج الامم المتحدة الانمائي والمكتب الاقليمي للمفوض السامي للامم المتحدة لحقوق الانسان في الشرق الاوسط وشمال افريقيا، “النتائج التشريعية والرقابية لمجلس النواب اللبناني في سبيل تحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة (2016 – 2017)”، في لقاء عقد في […]

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Zero Hunger-Why it matters?
Dec 04, 2018

What’s the goal here? To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Why? Extreme hunger and malnutrition remains a barrier to sustainable development and creates a trap from which people cannot easily escape.Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more prone to disease and thus often unable to […]

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UN ESCWA – Conference Financing Sustainable Development | Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)
Nov 28, 2018

The conference was organized by the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), offering an important milestone ahead of the 2019 High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The two-day conference was held over eight sessions, having a key theme of how to converge […]

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BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON 2018
Nov 11, 2018

The BLOM BANK BEIRUT MARATHON (BBBM) is one of the most anticipated sporting events in the region, and their silver label road race is measured and accredited by the IAAF. GCNL participated in the marathon that ignited the spirit of solidarity, strength and unity in a country with 18 different religions, backgrounds and political affiliations. The marathon […]

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Business for Peace Annual Event 2018
Nov 10, 2018

The Business for Peace annual event served as the main convening platform for the business and peace movement. Over the years, the Business for Peace annual event has convened more than 1,000 stakeholders in Istanbul, New York, Dubai and Colombia. Building on this momentum, the 2018 Annual Event was hosted by the Global Compact Local […]

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LNE Mind The Gap
Nov 10, 2018

The Conference was organized by The Lebanese National Energy (LNE) – a non-for profit organisation with the mission to boost the Lebanese economy by linking economic, business, and academic leaders in order to enhance growth and prosperity. GCNL had a booth in the conference to raise awareness about the UN 17 SDGs, and we also […]

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No Poverty- Why it matters?
Nov 06, 2018

What’s the goal here? To end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. Why? More than 700 million people, or 11% of the world population, still live in extreme poverty and is struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few.. Yes. The […]

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National Sustainability Youth Competition
Oct 30, 2018

UN Global Compact Network Lebanon organized the National Sustainability Youth Competition to instill a sense of public involvement and urgency towards the SDGs in the Lebanese youth, highlighting the significance of the SDGs and the inspiring work that comes along with it. This competition provides a platform for the youth of today to devise a […]

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SDG 10 – Reduce inequality in people, within and among countries
Oct 30, 2018

 Date: 09/05/2016   The universal response to decreasing inequality through SDG 10 is much more comprehensive than in the previous MDGs. By referencing within and among nations, this SDG highlights how much inequality is a challenge for every country and not just the developing ones. Progress made through the MDGs The previous MDGs have made some progress […]

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Happiness at Work Conference
Oct 22, 2018

Date:Thursday October 11 2018 Time:03:00 pm until 10:30 pm Place: at Le Studio by SJ, Sin El Fil, Beirut, Lebanon GCNL partnered with Happiness at Work conference, to highlight its efforts and in particular SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being. This conference  featured speakers from Europe and local professionals to discuss the latest theories and developments of employee satisfaction […]

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SDG Milestones Competition
Oct 22, 2018

In October 2018, GCNL launched its very first SDG Milestones ceremony with the aim to recognize and highlight the outstanding efforts of Lebanese businesses and organizations that are adopting and implementing the advancement of the agenda 2030 in Lebanon. The Pioneer ceremony brought together members from our network to showcase the biggest achievements of their […]

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الحريري في منتدى التنمية المستدامة: رؤية الحكومة في مؤتمر سيدر تضع الاساس للنمو والتنمية وللقطاع الخاص دور مركزي في تنفيذها
Oct 19, 2018

وطنية – نظمت الشبكة الوطنية للتنمية المستدامة، بشخص رئيستها النائبة ديما جمالي، منتدى التنمية المستدامة المستقلة لاصحاب الشركات المتعددة لعام 2018، في السراي الحكومي، برعاية رئيس الحكومة المكلف سعد الحريري وحضوره، وفي حضور ولية عهد السويد الاميرة فيكتوريا كضيفة شرف، نائب رئيس الحكومة وزير الصحة العامة في حكومة تصريف الاعمال غسان حاصباني، وزير الدولة لشؤون […]

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Multi-Stakeholder SDG Forum 2018
Oct 19, 2018

On Friday, October 18th, 2018, Global Compact Network Lebanon hosted the second edition of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum, under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad El Hariri at the Grand Serail, to discuss and keep up with the latest trends and practices of Sustainable Development. This forum was a unique opportunity and platform for all the stakeholders, […]

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Media and Influencers Dinner: Step into the world of SDGs
Oct 10, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon organized a Media and Influencers Dinner: Step into the world of SDGs on Thursday October 4 2018 where representatives from Lebanese media, esteemed CEOs, and around 70 top Lebanese influencers from different sectors attended. This event was hosted at and by District S, the first sustainable city in the Mediterranean basin. This event […]

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سعد الحريرى يؤكد الدور المهم للقطاع الخاص فى تطوير أجندة التنمية بلبنان
Oct 10, 2018

أكد رئيس الوزراء اللبنانى سعد الحريرى، إيمانه بأن القطاع الخاص له دور مهم فى تطوير أجندة التنمية فى لبنان، مشيرا إلى أن الدولة اللبنانية ترغب فى المزيد من الشراكة مع القطاع الخاص لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة على المستويات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والبيئية، جاء ذلك خلال استقبال “الحريري”، 12 مديرا تنفيذيا لكبار الشركات اللبنانية، فى حضور فريقه […]

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سعد الحريرى يؤكد الدور المهم للقطاع الخاص فى تطوير أجندة التنمية بلبنان
Oct 10, 2018

أكد رئيس الوزراء اللبنانى سعد الحريرى، إيمانه بأن القطاع الخاص له دور مهم فى تطوير أجندة التنمية فى لبنان، مشيرا إلى أن الدولة اللبنانية ترغب فى المزيد من الشراكة مع القطاع الخاص لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة على المستويات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والبيئية، جاء ذلك خلال استقبال “الحريري”، 12 مديرا تنفيذيا لكبار الشركات اللبنانية، فى حضور فريقه […]

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الحريري: القطاع الخاص له دور مهم في تطوير أجندة التنمية في لبنان
Oct 10, 2018

أكد رئيس الحكومة المكلف سعد الحريري ايمانه الراسخ بأن القطاع الخاص له دور مهم في تطوير أجندة التنمية في لبنان. وعبّر عن رغبته في المزيد من الشراكة مع القطاع الخاص لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة على المستويات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والبيئية كلام الحريري جاء خلال إقامة طاولة حوار جمعت اثنتي عشرة مديرا تنفيذيا لأهم شركات لبنان في حضور […]

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الحريري: القطاع الخاص له دور مهم في تطوير الوطن
Oct 10, 2018

  أكد رئيس الحكومة المكلف سعد الحريري ايمانه الراسخ بأن القطاع الخاص له دور مهم في تطوير أجندة التنمية في لبنان. وعبّر عن رغبته في المزيد من الشراكة مع القطاع الخاص لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة على المستويات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والبيئية كلام الحريري جاء خلال إقامة طاولة حوار جمعت اثنتي عشرة مديرا تنفيذيا لأهم شركات لبنان في […]

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!الحريري: للقطاع الخاص دور مهم في تطوير أجندة التنمية
Oct 10, 2018

.اكد رئيس الحكومة المكلف سعد الحريري ايمانه الراسخ بأن “القطاع الخاص له دور مهم في تطوير أجندة التنمية في لبنان” .وقال: “نحن نرغب في المزيد من الشراكة مع القطاع الخاص لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة على المستويات الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والبيئية” كلام الحريري جاء خلال ترؤسه قبل ظهر اليوم في “بيت الوسط” طاولة حوار التي جمعت اثنتي […]

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CEO Roundtable
Oct 10, 2018

On Friday, October 5, 2018, 12 top CEOs from the private sector in Lebanon, along with H.E Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Member of the Parliament Dr. Dima Jamali, met at Bayt Al Wasat in a closed roundtable to facilitate, organize and guide the discussion for potentially tangible change in Lebanon regarding sustainability. Each of […]

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Hariri chairs meeting of committee preparing Lebanon’s Voluntary National Review of implementation of SDG
Oct 10, 2018

NNA – The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri chaired today the first meeting of the committee for the implementation of the Sustainable development goals SDG in accordance with UN standards. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani and a number of director generals of various ministries and government departments, […]

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Media and Influencers Dinner: Step into the World of SDGs
Oct 10, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon organized a Media and Influencers Dinner: Step into the world of SDGs on Thursday October 4 2018 where representatives from Lebanese media, esteemed CEOs, and around 70 top Lebanese influencers from different sectors attended. This event was hosted at and by District S, the first sustainable city in the Mediterranean basin. […]

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SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sep 28, 2018

Following the success of our latest focus groups, our fifth topic was based on SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth focus group that was held at the American University of Beirut, where Mr. Marc Audi, CEO of Bank Audi and SDG 8 Goal Leader opened the discussion. The aim behind the focus group was […]

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Start Up Your Sustainability Impact—Power Breakfast with Berytech
Sep 26, 2018

GCNL hosted a Power Breakfast with Berytech, Start Up Your Sustainability Impact at BDD, to create a sustainable and inclusive economy in the presence of network of startups and SMEs. This event invited SMEs to join GCNLs network and get involved in mobilizing a true global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to accomplish the 2030 agenda. […]

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Mr. Khalil Daoud: An SDG Pioneer for Gender Equality and Economic Inclusion
Sep 25, 2018

Khalil Daoud is helping women in Lebanon attain better jobs and greater presence in the country as he gives all citizens a postal service operator they can depend upon in their daily lives.Khalil has served as Chairman and Managing Director of LibanPost, the privately owned and exclusive operator of Lebanon’s postal services, since 2002.Today, the […]

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الأمم المتحدة تكرّم خليل داوود رئيس مجلس الإدارة والمدير العام لشركة ليبان بوست
Sep 24, 2018

كرّمت الأمم المتحدة في مقرها في نيويورك خليل داوود رئيس مجلس الإدارة والمدير العام لشركة ليبان بوست لدوره في تعزيز المساواة بين الرجل والمرأة والدمج الإقتصادي لمختلف فئات المجتمع. داوود هو من بين عشرة رواد حول العالم لأهداف التنمية المستدامة كرّمتهم الأمم المتحدة لنجاحهم في تحقيق هذه الأهداف من خلال شركاتهم وإلهامهم الآخرين للإنضمام الى هذا […]

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Changemaker Festival
Sep 10, 2018

In partnership with GCNL, Hult Prize hosted its very first Changemaker festival, showcasing the intersection of education, youth, entrepreneurship and impact to stimulate practical and sustainable action and social impact. This event hosted 3,000 youth, 200 top decision makers, and more than 50 leading corporations. To raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, GCNL held […]

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Enhancing Diversity within Organizations – HR Workshop
Aug 30, 2018

In partnership with ProAbled team, GCNL hosted an HR Training workshop to create an intensive educational experience about people with disabilities in the Lebanese workplace. Based on the UN Global Compact’s Human Rights and Labour principles and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, this workshop brought together HR managers from leading companies in Lebanon to discuss equal opportunity […]

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New Goal Leaders
Aug 28, 2018

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production Mr. Mohamed Choucair, Chairman of Federation of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon is now the exceptional champion of SDG 12. Mr. Choucair is committed to changing the consumption and production of goods and resources and the disposal of toxic wastes and pollutants, moving Lebanon closer to the 2030 agenda. SDG […]

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New Guidance for Companies to Report their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals: Business Reporting on the SDGs
Aug 24, 2018

A new practical guide was launched by UNGC and GRI to enable companies to better measure and report their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new publication, Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, helps companies of all sizes to prioritize SDG targets to act on, set related business objectives, and measure […]

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Single Organizing Idea (SOI®) Workshop
Aug 23, 2018

Under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and e-EcoSolutions with the strategic support of Berytech, the Order of Engineers & Architects of Beirut, UNDP, GCNL, USJ, and the French Institute in Lebanon organized a press conference to launch the First Urb-Hackathon in Lebanon, under the theme

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Official Launch of ProAbled
Aug 23, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) at the American University of Beirut where I presented on one of my favorite topics, “Humanizing Analytics; Putting Society at the Center of AI Innovation“. Attending this event…

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The Global Social Venture Competition
Aug 23, 2018

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a global competition founded by UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Berytech, affiliated to St Joseph University (USJ), and member of the GCNL network, is the regional partner of this competition.

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GCNL and UNDP animate a joint conversation on Anti-Corruption
Aug 23, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in collaboration with UNDP organized a joint workshop, on February 12, 2018, that was hosted at AUB to discuss the latest developments on the national scene in relation to a topic that has attracted exponential attention in Lebanon over the recent period, namely the fight against corruption in Lebanon in the context of UNDP’s “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries” project.

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Meeting with SDG 16 Goal Leader
Aug 23, 2018

A delegation from GCNL consisting of Dr. Dima Jamali, President, Ms. Dina Harake, Executive Director and Dr. Hasan Youness, Strategic Advisor visited the champion of SDG 16, Mr. Talal Shair, the chairman and CEO of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, where they conducted an in-depth review of progress regarding SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. (picture […]

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Meeting with UN Women
Aug 18, 2018

GCNL’s executive director, Ms. Dina Harake met with UN Women to discuss potential collaborations for enhancing gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, and protection within the private sector, including the companies that are members in the GCNL.  In this respect, GCNL and UN Women are discussing the modality for this cooperation and have already identified the […]

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Nawaya Talks: The Untold Stories of Youth in Lebanon
Aug 07, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon in partnership with Nawaya Network team held “Nawaya Talks: The Untold Stories of Youth in Lebanon,” an inspiring and touching night of storytelling. This event brought together youth that have endured and overcame significant obstacles and harsh circumstances that made them leaders and motivators for youth in Lebanon and around the […]

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SDG 9 Focus Group
Jul 31, 2018

Following the success of our previous focus groups, our fourth topic was based on SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure focus group that was held at the American University of Beirut, where Mr. Marwan Hayek CEO of Alfa and SDG 9 Goal Leader opened the discussion. The aim behind the focus group was to discuss, improve […]

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Reporting Matters: COP/COE Workshop
Jul 25, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon held a COP/COE workshop for its network members. To begin the workshop, Dr. Dima Jamali, the president of GCNL, expressed her gratitude for the availability of resources from UN Global Compact, and the importance of making use of those resources and sustaining connectivity between the network members. The workshop’s speaker, Ms. […]

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Beirut Lighthouse in Lights & Colours Grand Opening Ceremony
Jul 06, 2018

Under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister Mr. Saad Hariri, The Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in partnership with The Light House Keepers NGO, unveiled the newly painted Lighthouse of Beirut. H.E Minister Youssef Fenianos, Member of Parliament Dr.Dima Jamali and Mr.Fouad Makhzoumi, Director General of Land and Maritime Transport, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Quaisi as […]

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New initiative launched in Lebanon for rural women skilled in handicrafts
May 31, 2018

The newly created initiative SheMinLebnen, supported by The Blessing Foundation in partnership with UN Women and the UN Global Compact, aims to support rural women skilled in handicrafts to develop their expertise, create products and then sell them in Lebanon and to the world through an online platform. On May 2, 2018, HE Mr. Saad […]

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Sustainable Minds Competition
Apr 20, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), hosted the closing ceremony of the 2nd edition of “Sustainable Minds” at Hostler Auditorium, AUB. The competition aimed at introducing Lebanese school students to the 10 UN Global Compact principles and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and reinforcing the students’ […]

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Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) @ the American University of Beirut
Mar 17, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) at the American University of Beirut where I presented on one of my favorite topics, “Humanizing Analytics; Putting Society at the Center of AI Innovation“. Attending this event was a great experience both personally and professionally. On a professional level, the event was […]

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UNGC launched the Anti-Corruption Action Report
Feb 12, 2018

The UN Global Compact, together with its partners, reached a significant milestone in closing two three-year long projects to advance Anti-Corruption Collective Action. Projects were anchored in the Tenth Principle of the UN Global Compact as well as Goal 16, specifically target 16.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an urgent call for Governments and businesses everywhere to collaborate […]

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Anti-Corruption Phase II
Feb 12, 2018

Following GCNL’s commitment to anti-corruption as a priority for its work, and under the SDG agenda, and in particularly SDG 16, GCNL cooperated with UNDP’s regional project on Anti-Corruption and integrity in the Arab countries: (ACIAC) to host the 2nd phase of the Anti- Corruption Initiative. GCNL members were informed of the latest developments in […]

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GCNL launches ProAbled platform and hosts discussion on sustainable development goals in Lebanon
Jan 31, 2018

The United Nations Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) held the 4th edition of the Lebanon Collaboration for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where best practices related to advancing the SDGs in Lebanon were discussed, building primarily on private sector and social entrepreneurial initiative. The event also highlighted several ongoing efforts and partnerships that are […]

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Single Organizing Idea
Oct 27, 2017

GCNL hosted a workshop delivered by Mr. Neil Gaught with the aim of helping participants and companies better position themselves for the future by identifying, defining and bringing to life their SOI. This workshop extended knowledge into the rapidly changing attitudes towards business and its role in society in the context of the SDG’s, demonstrated the […]

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MENA regional network meeting
Oct 10, 2017

The meeting served as a platform where UN Global Compact in New York presented the global updates and allowed for a dialogue between headquarters and Local Networks especially on how to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.

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