13 10, 2017

From abuse to empowerment: ICC hears one woman’s story to entrepreneurship

2017-10-13T11:57:14+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News|

The inspiring story of abused child doughnut seller turned international catwalk model was the focus of an ICC World Business Women event aiming to highlight how developing business skills in women can drive gender equality targets as laid out under the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Paris, 13 October 2017 Rebecca Ayoko, [...]

24 05, 2017

ICC welcomes enhanced focus on trade finance in UN Financing for Development review

2017-05-29T15:11:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Banking, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed official recognition of the estimated US$1.6 trillion trade financing gap in the United Nations’ (UN) annual Financing for Development (FfD) review. New York, 24 May 2017 In an intergovernmental text issued today, the UN underscores the importance of ensuring adequate and cost-effective trade financing for small [...]

22 05, 2017

Trade finance gap needs to be addressed by UN action, says ICC

2017-05-22T17:38:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Banking, News|

Short-term financing is an essential tool to support the small business growth and sustainability, yet a growing trade finance shortfall hurts companies and countries that need it the most. Paris, 22 May 2017 World trade relies heavily on reliable sources of financing—both long-term (for capital investments) and short-term. The latter—commonly referred to as “trade finance”—is [...]

20 04, 2017

ICC’s newly appointed Permanent Observer to the UN submits credentials

2017-04-20T10:46:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|News|

The first-ever Permanent Observer of ICC to the United Nations, Louise Kantrow, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres during an official ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York today. New York, 20 April 2017 Having served as ICC’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from April 2007, Ms Kantrow brings extensive [...]

16 09, 2016

How can business help tackle the refugee crisis

2016-11-18T11:46:44+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, News|

Next week the United Nations (UN) will host its first high-level summit in response to the global refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 60 million people, including 19.5 million refugees, have been displaced by conflict in 2015. Next week's summit will - [...]

13 05, 2016

Getting the architecture right: Attracting business expertise and action for sustainable development on the road to 2030

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Environment and Energy, News|

By Dr. Louise KANTROW (Follow the Bizfor2030 Blog) Governments and stakeholders have spent the first months of 2016 discussing the implementation of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including how the UN will support the agenda as an institution and will monitor and review progress towards 2030.  A [...]

24 03, 2016

UN Secretary General appoints ICC BASIS Director to IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group

2016-11-16T11:50:00+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Digital Economy, News|

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) welcomed today the formation of the new Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), a special advisory group to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General responsible for steering preparation of the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – the open forum for inclusive policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. ICC Business Action [...]