The United Nations is calling for commitments to action from the private sector to take action in support of UN goals and issues. Commitments to action can take many forms, leveraging the unique strengths and characteristics of each actor. All commitments are promises to take action, alone or in partnership, including:
- New projects or partnerships;
- Existing activities that are scaled up or accelerated;
- Adding additional partners to existing projects; or
- Renewal of commitments, if activities to realize these commitments are still ongoing.
The United Nations provides a number of opportunities for private sector commitments, across a variety of topics, to be recognized as important contributions to sustainable development. Commitments to action made in support of UN processes – such as the post-2015 development agenda and the UN climate change conference of parties, – and linked to their respective agendas will be displayed on this website, and featured in relevant UN documents.
To make sure that all commitments constitute a significant contribution to sustainable development and that there is transparency around their implementation, they must meet the following minimum criteria:
Advance one or more UN goal/issue;
Include time-bound target(s) that can be measured for success; and
Include an agreement to publicly disclose, on an annual basis, progress made to realize the commitment, throughout its duration.
This website offers a simple form for companies and private sector organizations to submit their commitment to action. All commitments to action will be reviewed by the United Nations, before they are made publically available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding commitments.