The United Nations Global Compact has shared a special appeal #UnitingBusiness around a corporate response to the COVID-19 pandemic: for all companies to take collective action to stem the outbreak through implementing our Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
This unprecedented crisis has hit Latin America and the Caribbean hard, exacerbating existing issues brought on by the unstable political environment experienced in many countries across the region. As the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 unfold, the most vulnerable risk being left even further behind — especially women and girls, indigenous populations and workers in the informal labour force. While business action is increasing across the region, how can efforts supporting emergency food and health supply be scaled up to support long-term sustainable development in the Decade of Action?
Join us for a regional spotlight session as part of a special series from the UN Global Compact Academy highlighting new and existing approaches to leadership in a time of global crisis. In this session, you’ll hear from leaders from the United Nations, Government and business as they share their experiences responding to COVID-19 and discuss how to pursue immediate and coordinated multi-stakeholder action.
This session will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English and Portuguese.
- Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN ECLAC
- Luis Felipe López-Calva, Regional Director Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
- Raúl Alemán, President, Banco General
- Thomas Keller, CEO, Colbún
For more information on the UN Global Compact's response to COVID-19, please visit: unglobalcompact.org/COVID19