UN-Business Focal Point Newsletter Issue 11 (April 2009)
This issue contains exciting examples of new partnership initiatives, including a partnership between UNDP and Intel in Ukraine addressing youth social inclusion problems (including a “Meet a Focal Point” interview with Tatiana Nanaieva, Corporate Affairs Manager at Intel in Ukraine); and a partnership between UNODC and PricewaterhouseCoopers to fight corruption, among others. Furthermore, the “Themes and Debate” section includes an article focusing on one of the new winners of the Equator Prize which concentrates on the harvesting of cotton in Peru, as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s speech delivered at a special session of the World Economic Forum entitled “The Global Compact: Creating Sustainable Markets”. In the speech, the Secretary-General offers a new perspective on corporate responsibility to fight global crises, notably climate change, and makes a renewed call for engagement in the UN Global Compact. This issue also includes an interview with Lindita Daija, Project Manager for CSR at UNDP Kosovo, as well as a new online tool developed by AccountAbility for sharing partnership information.