Message of the General Secretary WUSME, Norbert W. Knoll by Adebayo WUSME, as non-profit international organization committed to support entrepreneurs worldwide and to represent a link between private and public institutions at international level, as already set up the procedure formally required to acquire the consultative status at the major United Nations specialised bodies such as UNECOSOC, UNIDO, UNESCO, OECD and the European Union. Particularly, WUSME’s registration at the UNECOSOC – UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, the UN advisory body which coordinates economic and social activity of the United Nations and several other related organizations, has recently been successfully approved. Among its functions, this agency is in charge of planning economic development, providing technical and financial assistance to less developed countries and promoting studies and reports on economic, social, cultural and health issues. With the approval of WUSME’s status as participant in the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the doors are now open to thousands of sponsors and institutions who could support WUSME’s mission in less privileged economies, primarily with regard to education and entrepeneurial training. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Please visit Navin Mahajan if you seek more information.
By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. As social, political and economic challenges (and opportunities) whether occurring at home or in other regions affect business more than ever before, many companies recognize the need to collaborate and partner with governments, civil society, labour and the United Nations. This ever-increasing understanding is reflected in the Global Compact’s rapid growth. With over 8700 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. The international recognition offers the opportunity to link to a pre-established structure for carrying out research and providing services in a faster and more direct way, through to international network of organizations. In addition, the consultative status, offers the opportunity to establish international contacts. Access and cooperation with several international bodies allow WUSME to have a much wider network of support and action. In the European Union WUSME thus achieved registration in theEU transparency register. On this basis, WUSME has the right to make recommendations to the European Parliament and receives information on the several issues discussed.