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November 30, 2016-At COP22 in Marrakesh, USCIB joined over 40 other business groups to endorse the Marrakesh Declaration, a vision for private-sector action on climate....
Featured Story: Private Sector Unites for Action Under Paris Climate Agreement
Business Finalizes Recommendations to G20 Sherpas (3/22/2017) - USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson took part in today’s Special B20 Germany-OECD-BIAC meeting at the OECD in Paris, designed to provide coordinated private-sector input to the G20 leaders, in advance of a key G20 sherpas meeting this week in Germany. UN Environment Assembly Focuses on Role of Business (3/20/2017) - Norine Kennedy, USCIB’s expert on environment and climate change policy and one of two official business focal point representatives for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), recently attended UN Environment Assembly (UNEA3) preparatory meetings in Nairobi (March 7-10).
Kazakhstan to Begin Accepting “Merchandise Passports” (3/20/2017) - Kazakhstan is set to become the 76th country or customs territory to accept ATA Carnets for the temporary, duty-free importation of various types of goods, beginning April 1, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which administers the ATA system in the United States.
USCIB is proud to partner with the Ethical Corporation in organizing the 5th Responsible Business Summit in NY. The Summit will take place March 27-28...March 27 - March 28
Marriott Brooklyn Bridge
March 30: BIAC TUAC Consultation with the OECD ELSA Working Party on Employment to provide comments on the draft Chapters of the 2017 OECD Employment...March 30 - March 31
OECD Conference Centre
USCIB in the News: Joint Letter Seeks Fair Play in India (2/6/2017) - USCIB has recently been cited in two articles, the Economic Times India and the International Business Times India, both of which featured a multi-industry letter that was sent to Congress regarding the United States’ role in ensuring fair play in India for American companies.
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USCIB and AFL-CIO Join Forces to Support Key Programs on Labor and Human Rights (3/13/2017) - USCIB and the AFL-CIO recently submitted comments to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies to support the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) and the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). USCIB Urges Business Access in Comments to UNFCCC (3/3/2017) - As uncertainty in U.S. participation and leadership in UN climate negotiations and the Paris Climate Agreement continues, USCIB and its global network are pushing to ensure that business has a voice in the global climate policy process.
The Big Idea: UN Climate Talks: Why the Private Sector Needs to Be Involved Now (5/1/2015) - UN engagement with the private sector is imperative from both an economic and environmental standpoint. We need to manage and address the risks of climate change, and doing so requires engaging all countries and societal partners. USCIB wants to make sure negotiators do not miss the opportunity to anchor business in climate deliberations. The Big Idea: The UN’s Development Agenda: An Opportunity to Cement Private Sector-Led Growth (9/1/2013) - The United Nations has embarked on an ambitious effort to define forward-looking objectives to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the UN adopted in 2000 and which set 2015 as a deadline to reach targets toward ending extreme poverty, ensuring universal primary education, curbing the spread of infectious diseases, and attaining a number of […]