World Chronicle 886: Georg Kell, UN Global Compact

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08-Jan-2003 00:28:06
Michael Littlejohns interviews Georg Kell, Executive Head of the Global Compact Office in the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, for World Chronicle program 886.

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"ARE UN PRINCIPLES GOOD FOR BUSINESS?"

Three years ago at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged business leaders to "embrace, support, and enact a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards and environmental practices." The response from corporations was overwhelming, and gave birth to the Global Compact: a network of UN offices, companies, governments, labour organisations and civil society groups working to apply universally agreed-upon principles to the conduct of daily business. How has the Global Compact evolved since then? What difference is it making in the lives of ordinary people? What motivates companies to get involved? Can better corporate citizenship become a catalyst for government action on issues of human rights, or HIV/AIDS? In this edition of World Chronicle, these questions are explored with the help of Georg Kell, the Executive Head of the Global Compact Office.
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Ivan Stoynov, Director
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Michael Littlejohns, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; Richard Lipton, Technical Director; Brian Walshe, Lights; Enzo Bartoccioli, Mike Messina, Jim Fasino, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian Osborn, Cheryl Taylor, Videotape; Dave Ganz, Video; Gary Roth, Audio; Damien Corrigan, Electronic Graphics; Saliha Bouima, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director
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824921
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