Title: Corporate social responsibility: action for peace and human rights

Authors: Gerald Acquaah-Gaisie

Addresses: School of Business and Economics, Monash University, Churchill 3842, Australia

Abstract: Corporations are powerful actors and standard bearers in the world community and are accountable for their deeds. The UN|s Volcker Committee, investigating corruption in the UN Oil for Food Program, found that the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), and corporations from a number of countries, had illicit dealings with the Saddam regime of Iraq in contravention of the UN Security Council Resolutions. The Security Council is the primary executive authority for maintaining peace and security; its decisions have the force of law everywhere and are expected to be enforced. Breach of Council Resolutions undermines its authority and threatens peace. All members of the world order – government, corporate and individual – are required to uphold Council decisions.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; global peace; global security; human rights; UN law; global citizenship; United Nations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEA.2011.038960

International Journal of Economics and Accounting, 2011 Vol.2 No.1, pp.8 - 24

Published online: 21 Oct 2014 *

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