United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - Poland

Kamil Wyszkowski – National Representative of UN Secretary General Initiative Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact in Poland - UNGC), on behalf of the UN coordinating the cooperation of business, cities, universities and other institution of higher education as well as NGOs. In the years of 2002-2009 UNDP employee, responsible for the international multilateral cooperation as well as the development of programs in Europe and Asia. He was working in dozens of countries implementing development programs, in particular in Iraq, Georgia, Thailand, Romania and UNDP headquarter in New York. From 2009 until 2014 a Director of the United Nations Development Program Office (UNDP) in Poland. He was a lecturer at the Central European University in Budapest, Columbia University in New York, Lviv University, Koźminski University (Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego), Ignacy Paderewski Institute of Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw School of Economics as well as at the University of Warsaw. UN and EU policy expert, in particular in the field of business and administration cooperation as well as mobilization of the private sector to implement the UN development goals and standards. A specialist in development cooperation, multilateral collaboration and transfer of knowledge. As a UN employee he is dealing with economic diplomacy, social and economic innovation and social economy development. A lawyer specializing in international law. A graduate of the prestigious UNDP Development Academy. Together with the team that he led, honored by a prestigious medal of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland for the efforts made in favor of people with disabilities, and development of the Polish Social Economy model. At the international level he deals with the strengthening of cooperation between United Nations Global Compact delegations in Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa and the Middle East. Specialist and practitioner involved in development aid, multilateral cooperation and knowledge transfer. Between 2009 and 2012 a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Prime Minister in Poland. On behalf of the Team of Advisors to the Prime Minister, inter alia, a co-author of the Long-term National Development Strategy until 2030 and the coordinator of the Human Capital Development Strategy until 2020. Permanent commentator of TVN24 Business and World (TVN Biznes i Świat).

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is an initiative of the UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, formed in July, 2000. UNGC calls to the private sector around the world to align its business strategies and operations in accordance with the universal principles of human rights, international labour standards, environmental protection and commitments to end corruption as well as support the general goals of United Nations. Consequently, the business can become a catalyst of positive market-based changes favourably influencing people’s lives as well as natural environment. United Nations Global Compact is the biggest entrepreneurial initiative having more than 135000 members in 170 countries around the world. UNGC coordinates operations within the UN Business Action Hub, whereby United Nations cooperate with businesses with an aim to effectively meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Compact Network Poland, is one of the national networks of UNGC, all managed under the authorisation of United Nations Global Compact as well as national law. Global Compact Poland consists of secretariat of polish members of UNGC, projects office as well as a centre of local contact and information. The Polish network of UNGC was formed in July, 2001 and along with the United Nations Development Programme, since 2013 it has been operated and managed by the Global Compact Foundation in Poland. Its primary goal is to promote and implement global initiatives of UNGC within the territory of Poland as well as respond to unique challenges commonly met by the private sector along its path towards sustainable development. All the initiatives of Global Compact Poland are operated on the basis of close partnership between private sector, representatives of national administration as well as scientific institutions in Poland.