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The Global Compact is an example of unprecedented partnerships among business, Governments, civil society and the United Nations. The Global Compact is a voluntary international corporate citizenship network initiated to support the participation of the private sector and other social actors to advance responsible corporate citizenship and universal social and environmental principles to meet the challenges of globalization. The Global Compact's operational phase was launched at UN Headquarters in New York in July 2000, bringing together 47 companies. Today, it is the world's largest corporate citizenship initiative, counting 4,000 stakeholders in over 100 countries.