Click on the Rotary or Rotaract Club logos to the right to find out how to join a club. Click on the Global Compact logo to the right and go to the Empathy Surplus Project participant page to see that part of our commitment is partnering with Rotarians. Click on the picture of Paul Harris for an audio message about Rotary International and the United Nations. Click here for a sample resolution to create a Rotary / United Nations Relationship Committee in your club or district.
In 2009 The Rotarian Magazine interviewed Barney:
"( New York, 7 November 2009 ) – The UN Global Compact and Rotary International, a humanitarian service organization of more than 1.2 million professional and community leaders in 200 countries, have agreed to deepen their collaboration and encourage Global Compact Local Networks and the more than 33,000 local Rotary Clubs to seek stronger alignment through joint activities and programs.
In addition, Rotary members are encouraged to facilitate further business participation in the Global Compact, and invite Global Compact network participants to join local Rotary clubs.
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 5,200 corporate signatories in more than 130 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
Rotary International is one of the world’s largest volunteer service organizations with 1.2 million members belonging to more than 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical regions. Rotary members are professional and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary clubs initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio – crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in parts of Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.rotary.org."