In this context, after 18 months of consultations and negotiations, non-member states have agreed to adopt a global pact for safe, orderly and regular migration (draft final document available in all official languages). This is the first undying global agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. The Global Compact provides a list of its more than 12,000 participating organizations, which consists on its website of about 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-commercial companies. The website provides a brief overview of each participant and a link to their letter of commitment (if new), financial overview and contributions (if any) and progress communication (COP). Among the renowned companies that signed the Global Compact, starbucks, L`Oreal, Bayer AG, Coca-Cola, 3M, and Deloitte.  In addition to its signatories, the Global Compact has been supported several times by the UN General Assembly, which in June 2015 itself celebrated its 15th anniversary alongside Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who himself asserts that „business can be a global force for good“ and that „support and example can be conducive to a dignified life for all“.  In September 2016, in adopting the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the General Assembly decided to develop a global pact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The Global Compact is the first intergovernmental agreement, developed under the aegis of the United Nations, that covers all dimensions of international migration holistically and comprehensively. It is a non-binding document that respects the sovereign right of States to determine who enters and stays on their territory and commits to international cooperation in the field of migration. It provides an important opportunity to improve migration management, address the challenges posed by current migration and strengthen the contribution of migrants and migrants to sustainable development. The Global Compact is designed in a manner consistent with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda`s 10.7 target, in which Member States pledged to cooperate internationally to enable safe, orderly and regular migration. The Global Compact is designed to do this: A new report by UNICEF and the UN Global Compact guides employers in implementing family-friendly measures that help parents and caregivers in their own activities and in global supply chains.
The compact: For more information and recent updates on the Global Compact for Migration, see: refugeesmigrants.un.org. In 2007, the secretariat moved from the Committee For Melbourne to the Global Cities Institute of RMIT University, itself affiliated with UN-HABITAT. Projects related to urban responses to climate change and globalization have become increasingly important. The Melbourne model has been further developed, with a sustainability indicators program designed to assess and track progress.  In 2012, the Circles of Sustainability method was developed to guide a city or urban area through a rigorous assessment process. As one of the results, it gives a visual picture of the overall sustainability of this city to illustrate its strengths and weaknesses. The UN Global Compact was announced by Kofi Annan, then UN Secretary-General, in a speech to the World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999 and officially presented at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000. The Global Compact Office operates on the basis of a mandate established by the UN General Assembly as an organization that „promotes responsible business practices and UN values in the business world and in the United Nations system.“  The UN Global Compact is a founding member of the United Nations Initiative for Sustainable Stock Markets (SSE) with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the UN Environmental Programmes Financing Initiative (UNEP-FI) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).