UN-Business Focal Point Newsletter Issue 7 (December 2007)
This edition covers information on the Resolution “Towards Global Partnerships” which was unanimously adopted on 5 December, 2007 by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly. Furthermore, there is information on some interesting new partnerships between, for example, UNESCO and Daimler, UNIDO and Microsoft, UNDP Armenia and VivaCell and others. The “Tools and Resources” section features a new UN Global Compact Office Business Responsibility Study, thematic brochures for business from UNDP Viet Nam, and a new publication from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development on the role of business in corporate development. The “Themes and Debate” section also includes a number of interesting articles focusing on, for example, UNIDO’s Responsible Entrepreneurs Achievement Programme (REAP), a research study on public-private partnerships at the UN, and an in-depth description of a new partnership between the International Organization for Migration and INSEAD.