At ICC, we’re excited to be in Centenary year. As 2019 begins, we’re taking a look back at some of the things that kept us busy and enabled business to secure peace, prosperity and opportunity for all during our 99th year… 1. Leaders for a new era In March, ICC announced the appointment of international legal expert and adviser on global issues John W.H. Denton AO as the organisation’s incoming Secretary General. Shortly after his appointment, Mr Denton hit the airways appearing on Sky News to give his take on prevalent anti-globalisation sentiment. Later in the year Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods company
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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global dialogue that brings together a wide range of stakeholders to exchange information and discuss how to make sure the Internet and its related technologies work for everyone. Sometimes described as the world’s biggest digital policy incubator, the IGF takes place under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) and is hosted this year by the French Government, taking place at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 12-14 November 2018. The theme for this year’s IGF is “The Internet of Trust” and comes at a time when the
On the 9th of November ICC Albania with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania organised an ICC YAF forum entitled “How to become an arbitrator: Challenges and Opportunities”. This event took place in Tirana and was attended by young professionals and practitioners, attorneys, academics and also students with a particular interest in arbitration. During the event the successful arbitrators on both panels shared useful insights, their experience in this field and also tackled the main duties and challenges that an arbitrator shall take into consideration in order to perform his/her duties. This forum also provided guidance for aspiring
In the framework of the ABC project that ICC Albania is currently implementing and supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania organized a study tour in Paris and The Hague from 29th of October to the 1st of November. The main objective of this study tour was to provide technical assistance to public institutions representatives related to the area of corporate integrity in Albania. The study tour represented an important opportunity for governments and business representatives to consider the alternatives of enhancing and strengthening the cooperation with each other in terms of multi-stakeholder dialogue and in the field of corporate
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), supported by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and regional development banks, have announced a new initiative to host a global consultation to support multilateral trade reform. Launched today by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO and WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo, the new Global Dialogue on Trade platform will provide concrete support to the on-going intergovernmental approach to improving the multilateral rules-based trade system. The initiative – digitally enabled and managed by ICC – will convene open dialogue among multilateral institutions, think
On the 9th of October, ICC Albania organised the workshop entitled “Translating SDGs into business”. Executive leaders and experts from the public and private sectors came together on this event to highlight potential initiatives on how business and the government can best cooperate to meet sustainable development goals. The workshop was set by Mrs. Ardita Seknaj, General Secretary of ICC Albania, saying that the Sustainable Development Goals are not only governments’ responsibilities but far more include all stakeholders where the business community plays a fundamental role in the achievement of the goals. Mrs. Nuriona Berdica, Advisor of the Deputy Prime Minister, while
UNODC organized a regional multi-stakeholder workshop in Serbia from 24 to 27 September, to train civil society, private sector and government representatives from Southeast Europe to implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the only international legally-binding anti-corruption instrument. The event aims to facilitate collaboration between the various stakeholders in implementing UNCAC and its Review Mechanism, and to advise them on applying the methodology and tools available through the Convention. Among other things, this will enable them to build on the momentum of their country reviews and ensure that preventing and eradicating corruption is at the forefront of their national
On the 21st– 23rd of September, Macedonian Mentoring Network in collaboration with ICC Albania, Embassy of the Netherlands and Alliance of Kosovar Businesses, have brought together over 60 professionals from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and the Netherlands in the light of the mentoring project, in Skopje. The aim of this project is to support woman entrepreneurs and professionals from Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo by creating unique mentoring program as a key to professional and personal success, and secondly creation of a peer mentoring program with experts and professionals from Netherlands increasing their pool of contacts, potential partners and collaborators. The mentoring relationship started
Launched today at a conference in New York, the new edition of the flagship ICC Marketing Code raises consumer protection standards around the world and expands rules in the digital realm. ICC has today released the tenth revision of its flagship Advertising and Marketing Communications Code—a globally-applicable self-regulatory framework developed by experts from all industry sectors worldwide. The ICC Marketing Code was launched during the National Advertising Division’s 2018 Annual Conference in New York. ICC is the world’s largest business organisation, representing over 45 million companies and more than 1 billion workers. Underpinning self-regulatory frameworks in 42 countries, the ICC Marketing Code
ICC has welcomed a statement from G20 ministers recognizing the need to step up efforts to mitigate risks and enhance confidence in international trade at what they describe as “a critical juncture for international trade and investment cooperation.” Supporting the ministers’ calls for G20 leaders to continue working collaboratively with other interested parties to ensure that the World Trade Organization (WTO) continues to be relevant, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton said: “The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) commends the G20 Trade Ministers’ call to “ […] step up dialogue and actions to mitigate risks and enhance confidence in international trade. Particularly