The Legal Framework for Business and Human Rights in Nigeria

Ogheneyoma Rhoda Odjighoro (LL.B) – Volunteer Researcher, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria The protection of human rights plays a crucial in the sustenance of human relations. In advancing the ecosystem of the Nigerian society, businesses are now required to contribute to the promotion of human rights actively and positively.Human rights principles are duly protected and […]

Target Gender Equality

TGE is a gender equality accelerator program for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity-building workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, Target Gender Equality will support companies engaged with the UN Global Compact in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership, beginning at […]

THE UN Global Compact Network Nigeria Training Workshop on the Women Empowerment Principles’ Gender Gap Analysis – in partnership with the NBA Women’s Forum

March 25, 2021 – The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria hosted a one-day training on the use of the United Nations Global Compact Women Empowerment Principles’ Gender Gap Analysis Tool, in partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association Women’s Forum. Organized for the Nigerian business and legal communities, the Training provided a diverse participant pool, of business and legal professionals, with a […]

The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria: Uniting Business against Child Labour

2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour Over 150 million children are still subject to child labour across the world today. In Nigeria, the International Labour Organization reports that over 40% of children are still trapped in child labour and exploitation. Children should be learning and growing at home and in […]


“We are excited to support and value the young professionals’ efforts to find innovative solutions to today’s global challenges. Being a leader in the 2030 era means working concretely for change, choosing to create the future rather than waiting for it to happen while sitting still.”  – Lise KINGO, Former CEO and Executive Director, United […]

The Search for 2021 SDG Pioneers begins!

For five years running, the UN Global Compact has recognized several SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are using business as a force for good to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. SDG Pioneers play a vital role in narrowing business focus on the SDGs and […]

UN Global Compact Announces New 2021 Action Pledge to Help End Child Labour

Making a real impact will require adopting a holistic approach and collaborating with all stakeholders. On January 21st, The United Nations Global Compact announced a new pledge aimed at mobilizing its over 12,000 business participants to renew and expand their efforts towards eradicating child labour and forced labour.  UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director […]

Fellow Nigerians

It is with deep sadness that we reflect on the gory events of the last few days across our dear country – from the Lekki Tollgate to Gudu, Abuja, and other parts of the nation. The sheer weight of the multiple reports of deaths, severe injuries and destruction of business enterprises; of the trauma suffered […]

Executive Update: What Business in Nigeria can do to Support Human Rights in Nigeria

What started as a peaceful protest from young Nigerian citizens demanding the abolition of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),and a complete overhaul of the policing systems has sadly escalated to human rights abuse and violations in various states in Nigeria. Against the backdrop of an increasingly dismal state of affairs, businesses in Nigeria have […]