The United Nations Global Compact is supported by the Foundation for the Global Compact, a U.S.-based non-profit that exists solely to provide vital financial, operational and programmatic assistance to the work of the UN Global Compact.
The Foundation’s relationship with the United Nations is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In accordance with the MoU, the Foundation’s main functions comprise:
The Foundation was created in 2006 on the principle that public-private collaboration is essential to find lasting solutions to pressing global problems. In order to support the mission and vision of the UN Global Compact, the Foundation is authorized to raise funds from the global business community and broader private sector. Learn more about our finances.
In addition to fundraising activities, the Foundation provides general support to advancing the development of the strategy, programmatic offerings and global events of the UN Global Compact, including through provision of staff and other resources.