In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan to tackle the most important economic, social, environmental and governance challenges by 2030. At the core of “Agenda 2030” are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which establish important targets for the international community‎ focused on issues such as gender equality, decent work, and good governance.
Notably, this cooperation extends beyond nations to include the business community. The UN Global Compact includes more than 9,500 companies from 145 countries, with 28% of Fortune 500 companies represented. All signatories are committed to aligning their operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption.
Transparency and accountability are central to achieving the SDGs, and businesses are going to face growing expectations in this area as governments, NGOs, the media, unions, investors, and other stakeholders become more vocal in seeking to advance labor and human rights protections within companies and along their supply chains. At the same time, national and local laws to address labor and human rights issues vary widely, posing compliance challenges.
The expanding web of social and economic challenges that exist throughout the world is stimulating demand for new actions from governments and businesses. 

Toward a new era of labor & human rights regulation

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