Making Global Goals local business TanzaniaNov 6, 2017
On the 6th November 2017, With Support of United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) a Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) Hosted the Tanzania Responsible Business forum on Sustainable Development Goals at Mount Meru Hotel Arusha, Tanzania
The Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, which supports Tanzanian firms and subsidiaries of global signatories in the implementation of the Ten Principles that facilitate and create opportunities for multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder engagement on SDG’s implementation
Attended by 120 private sector executives, signatories, African local networks representatives, UN agencies and government representatives. The forum focused on raising awareness on opportunities presented by the SDGs and share experiences adopted by businesses in other countries on the implementation of the SGDs and initiate a collaborative mechanism for implementation of the SDGs in Tanzania for businesses and other key stakeholders
Speaking at the event, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. AlvaroRodriguez said “A successfully sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, private sector, and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level”
His point was further cemented by the Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labor, Employment, Youth and the Disable Hon. Anthony Mavunde (MP) who pledged government commitment to support GCNT objectives and argues all Signatories and non-signatories who were present during the event to become ambassadors for the UN Global Compact initiative by join hands in the effort to mobilize Tanzania business to join the UN Global Compact and embracing the 10 principles under four themes Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environment and Anti-corruption.