Arnold Dix

ITA President Elect, Lawyer and Scientist


Keynote – Down to the next Level – a role for The UN Global Compact for the underground sector?

The principles of the United Nations Global Compact consolidate the essence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption collectively providing a strategic framework for advocating the merits to our society of underground works.

A new decision making framework that builds on the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact would provide an informative strategic framework for all aspects of our sector – from comparing design concepts to contracts, SDG measurement, labour, equity and planet to  finance and operations. We are in a state of global crisis on so many levels – it’s time we embrace the issues of people and planet. Embracing the UN Global Compact might be the missing overarching how.”

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