2010 JCI Global Partnership Summit: Building a Better Future

April 21, 2010

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This June, we’re uniting our key partners to discuss collaboration to magnify our positive change.

JCI 2010 Global Partnership Summit[[JCI]] believes that by working with leaders in civil society, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations, we can address the world’s most pressing issues. JCI will lead the initiative by bringing together the United Nations, UN Global Compact, UN Foundation and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to drive the conversation and redefine collaboration at the [[2010 JCI Global Partnership Summit]].

By working with our partners, we are able to leverage our combined experience and resources to create a greater impact. Learn more about three of [[JCI]]’s powerhouse partners: the UN Global Compact, the UN Foundation and the ICC.

The United Nations Global Compact

The UN Global Compact works to advance the Ten Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. [[JCI]] partners with the UN Global Compact to teach small- and medium-sized enterprises how to be socially responsible and competitive in the global market.

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is set to take place following the [[JCI Global Partnership Summit]] this June in New York and will follow up on many of the same topics of discussion.

The International Chamber of Commerce

The ICC is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth. Through our partnership with the ICC-WCF, [[JCI]] Local Organizations work with local chambers of commerce on projects to advance global economic progress and encourage entrepreneurship.

These projects include the [[JCI Best Business Plan Competition]] ([[JCI BBP]]), which is hosted by [[JCI Local Organizations]] throughout the world. Through [[JCI BBP]], young entrepreneurs are awarded for integrating the principles of social responsibility into their business plans.

The United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.

[[JCI]] partners with the UN Foundation on one of its largest projects, [[JCI Nothing But Nets]], to help provide funds to purchase and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets and educate families on their proper use. [[JCI Members]] have committed to raising USD $10 million for the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets program by 2015.

The world is at a critical juncture, but at the intersection of business, government and civil society exists great potential for global impact. Join us at the JCI Global Partnership Summit to examine ways to maximize this impact to provide sustainable solutions to existing world problems and issues. Register now.

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