JCI NEWS: Exclusive, how the UN plans to harness employee engagement on a global scale

JCI NEWS: Exclusive, how the UN plans to harness employee engagement on a global scale

August 7, 2010 10:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The United Nations is turning to the lessons from employee engagement to help it deliver its eight Millennium goals. Wayne Clarke, managing partner of Best Companies Partnership, reports live from the UN in New York.

Waybe Clarks reports from the UN, New York

I arrived in New York for the United Nations/Junior Chamber/Global Compact meeting on Saturday. I had been asked by the Junior Chamber to give a presentation on the power of engagement in helping the United Nations to deliver on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were set out in the year 2000. 

They are a set of eight specific plans to be delivered by 2015. They include goals like providing better access to education, eradicating deaths from malaria, reducing hunger and poverty and increasing gender equality. Over 1,500 heads of state and CEOs from global businesses (many of them employ over 50,000 people) arrive in NY on Thursday for the UN Global Compact Summit.

This entire week is devoted to the UN helping to build better partnerships with business to achieve their goals.

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