UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses and other organizations 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. 

As a participant of the UN Global Compact, the International AIDS Society commits to:

  • Support the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption;
  • Advance these principles within our sphere of influence, and make a clear statement of this commitment to our stakeholders and the general public;
  • Take part in the activities of the UN Global Compact, for example: participate in Local Networks; join specialized initiatives and work streams; engage in partnership projects; and review Communications on Progress posted by participating companies.

The Ten Principles

The IAS has committed to embrace, support and enact the following set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

Human Rights

  • PRINCIPLE 1:
    Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 2:
    Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

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Labour

  • PRINCIPLE 3:
    Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 4:
    The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor; 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 5:
    The effective abolition of child labor; and 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 6:
    The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

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Environment

  • PRINCIPLE 7:
    Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 8:
    Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and 
     
  • PRINCIPLE 9:
    Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

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Anti-Corruption

  • PRINCIPLE 10:
    Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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