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Madrid, Spain, 26 November 2014 - Secretary-General's video message to ceremony marking the 10th Anniversary of the Global Compact Network Spain

Invitados de honor, Damas y Caballeros

Felicitaciones por su décimo aniversario. 

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I am proud that the local network in Spain has grown into our largest, with over 1,000 corporations and participants from civil society and academia.

You have every reason to be proud of your achievements in advancing human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption measures.

Your network’s efforts to help small and medium-sized companies become sustainable is commendable. Due to this work with smaller companies your expertise is highly sought after by other networks around the world.

Looking ahead, the year 2015 will be crucial for people and the planet.  We face the double challenge of reaching a meaningful agreement on climate change and adopting a new development framework, including an ambitious set of sustainable development goals.

I am confident that the Global Compact Network Spain will play a leading role.

Thank you for your commitment to the United Nations and to responsible business practices.  I wish you all the best for the success of this important work.


Thank you

Statements on 26 November 2014