Theme(s)

Civil Society & the Private Sector

Year established

2000

Leadership

Global Compact Office’s Executive Director

The United Nations Global Compact Inter-Agency Team is a group of UN entities with a strong interest in:ensuring coherent support for the internalization of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact both within the United Nations System and among all Global Compact participants; and encouraging and supporting constructive UN-business relationships in support of UN goals, including the UN Global Compact.

The Inter-Agency Team provides advice and guidance to the Global Compact Office on matters relating to the mandates of its members as they concern business; gives input to the agenda of the annual UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting; keeps its members updated on activities relating to the UN and business. The agencies most closely associated with the ten principles also have an advisory role with respect to the management of the integrity measures complaints procedure.

Seven UN agencies are represented in the Inter-Agency Team. They are: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Entity for Women and Gender Empowerment (UN Women).