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Special Program on Philanthropy with the United Nations
28 February 2011
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

Each year, in recognition of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Office for Partnerships, in conjunction with CECP, host a special program on opportunities for philanthropy to help advance the Millennium Development Goals. The February 28, 2011 event will focus on Millennium Development Goal 2, commitments in regard to Universal Primary Education. In particular, two priority areas will be addressed which can benefit from the involvement of philanthropic organizations and the private sector:

  • Enabling access for children, both boys and girls alike, to a full course of primary schooling; and
  • Promoting education and training in the world of work.

Representatives from CECP’s member companies are invited to attend this event, for which there is no fee. Registrations are managed through the United Nations ECOSCO office directly, with an RSVP deadline of Friday, January 28, 2011.

For more information, please contact: Ms. Rosalinda Sanchez.

3rd Annual Event on the Women’s Empowerment Principles
9 – 10 March 2011
New York, USA

One year after the launch of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, representatives from the private sector, Government, civil society and the UN will meet at UN Headquarters to take stock of how the Principles have been operationalized to advance company efforts to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community and identify areas for improvement.

For more information, please contact: Lauren Gula, Women’s Empowerment Principles.

The UN Millennium Development Goals, the Global Compact and the Common Good
20-22 March 2011
New York, USA

The conference will bring together leading businesses that are both mainstreaming the UN Global Compact’s ten principles concerning human and labor rights, environmental care and anti-corruption in their businesses and taking action to advance the Millennium Development Goals. The event will be organized be the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business at the Mendoza College of Business, in partnership with the Global Compact, and PRME.

For more information, please contact Deborah Coch, PRME.

UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting
12–13 April 2011
Paris, France

This meeting will bring together UN staff from HQ and from the field, working with the private sector in various capacities. It will also include a number of senior private sector, civil society and bilateral aid agency representatives and other partnership experts.

For more information, please contact: Melissa Powell, UN Global Compact Office.

Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries – Private Sector Track
9-13 May 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Co-organized by the UN Global Compact Office, the Private Sector Track of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries will enhance the contribution and active engagement of the private sector in advance of, and during, the LDC IV Conference. This series of events will help to identify concrete, action-oriented solutions to LDC-specific problems and challenges in the areas of investment, enterprise development, trade and finance.

For more information, please contact: Laura Nielsen, Business for Development