The Statement has attracted signatures from some of the world’s largest brands along with hundreds of other large, small and medium-sized enterprises participating in the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
The Statement of support – including the full list of CEO supporters – was presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, at the opening of the Private Sector Forum on the sidelines of the High-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
“The Statement is a resounding endorsement of inclusive multilateralism. In no uncertain terms, it says that cooperation must cross borders, sectors and generations for us to adapt to changing circumstances,” said Sanda Ojiambo. “In the course of just one month after we issued the Statement, it has been signed by 1,294 CEOs from large, medium and small enterprises in virtually every industry and region. We deeply appreciate their commitment to global cooperation at a pivotal time for the UN and the world at large.”
The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations comes at a time of unprecedented disruption and global transformation, serving as a stark reminder that international cooperation must be mobilized across borders, sectors and generations to adapt to changing circumstances.
In the spirit of renewed global cooperation, public and private institutions need to show they are accountable, ethical, inclusive and transparent.
The statement endorsed by CEOs states: “We, the business peoples, recognize that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of our organizations and are foundational for upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now is our opportunity to learn from our collective experiences to realign behind the mission of the UN and steer our world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path. We are in this together — and we are united in the business of a better world.”
Under the headline Uniting Business LIVE from 21-23 September, the Private Sector Forum is the first in a series of three events on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly organised by the UN Global Compact to promote principled business and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The CEO Statement also supports the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal 16: to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. Through the UN Global Compact’s Action Platform on Goal 16, interviews with 60 senior executives in June and July revealed that – alongside environmental and social issues – they believe good governance lies at the heart of good business.
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
ABOUT THE ACTION PLATFORM FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS (GOAL16)
The Goal 16 Action Platform comprises highly engaged businesses working to develop a framework for businesses to understand, implement, and report on Goal 16 through corporate governance and global governance. The patrons include: Baker McKenzie, L’Oreal, Nestle and participants include: Anglo-American, APCO Worldwide, Enel, Leonardo, Linklaters, LRN Corporation, Oando, RELX, Safaricom, Sumitomo Chemical, Thomson Reuters, White & Case.
For more information, follow @globalcompact and #UnitingBusiness on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org.
COVID-19 has been a break in our plans and our day-to-day life. The confinement was a good opportunity to take a breath and to better value each moment that we have with loved ones. At VAPF, it has also helped us realize that we love to share moments and experiences with you. For this reason, we are coming back stronger than ever so you can enjoy your dream life on the Costa Blanca to the fullest!
We’ll enjoy sunrises again
There’s nothing better than waking up to sea views. Leaning out over the balcony or sitting in your garden to watch the sunrise is a wonderful feeling.
We’ll feel the sea breeze again
At last, we can come close to feeling the immensity of the sea again. You no longer need to contemplate it from your home; now you can make a trip to your favourite cove and listen to the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore. We know those are the little details that you’ve missed so much these 3 months!
We can go back to sunbathing
A return to the new normal also means going back to sunbathing on the beach or at a cove. And best of all, now you can do it in the company of those friends and family you’ve missed so much!
We are back to celebrating events
If there is one thing we love at VAPF, it’s holding events to be able to do what we love most: spending time together. So much so that our tennis courts at the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort hosted the first professional sports event in Spain: the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge. This event was attended by tennis players of the stature of Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Álex de Miñaur and Pablo Andújar – yet another opportunity to come together with family and friends!
We’re turning your dreams into reality once again
Our goal is to make your dreams come true. We are rebuilding the hopes and dreams of all those who have always dreamt of living in a paradise like the Costa Blanca. We will achieve this thanks to the various projects we have coming up.
Our high-end developments at Cumbre del Sol, Altea, La Sella and Benissa Costa are once again the first step in building a new life. Contact us and start turning your dreams into reality!
Given the extraordinary situation in which we find ourselves in Spain, it is imperative that everyone come together and cooperate during this time, which means that social responsibility and commitment are of vital importance. Therefore, here at VAPF, we want to convey the importance of respecting the measures taken by the Government to our clients. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients, which is why we have decided to close our offices to the public. However, we will continue to work and provide service to the public by phone: 965 734 017 and e-mail: email@example.com.
Nevertheless, we would like to stress the importance and responsibility of staying at home right now to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To do this, we leave you with a series of precautionary measures and recommendations to take on a daily basis:
First of all, the best thing to do is to stay at home. You are only permitted to leave your home for matters of utmost necessity: to do the shopping, to go to the pharmacy, health care centres, to go to the workplace, kiosks, banks and insurance companies, to travel to and from workplaces, to take out pets, and lastly, to accompany elderly or vulnerable people.
Wash your hands with soap and water regularly, for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth, when possible.
When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nostrils with your elbow or with a tissue.
If you have any symptoms, wear a mask. The use of a mask is not necessary if you are healthy.
Do not share personal items such as glasses, cutlery, etc.
In addition to the measures taken by the Government, the health authorities ask that if you start to have or notice any symptoms, please do not go to any health centre, but instead contact the Conselleria de Sanitat directly at 900 300 555. The health staff will tell you what instructions to follow. This will help avoid the collapse of the health services, it is only recommended to visit in the case of an emergency.
Below, we remind you of the medical centres that are close to your home, in case you need to visit or contact them:
Benitatxell Health Centre – Plaça Nova, 23. Telephone: 965 73 90 75.
Teulada Health Centre – C/ Doctor José Pitarch, s/n. Telephone: 965 73 90 85.
Centro de Salud Altea – C/ Galotxa, s/n. Telephone: 966 81 61 30.
Now, more than ever, we want to be by your side so that you can soon continue to enjoy your life on the Costa Blanca. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and follow our social networksto keep up to date with our latest news.
Following the success of our first two Agencies Conventions, we will be holding the third edition on February 22nd. The past two events were major triumphs which brought together a considerable number of our agents from 52 estate agencies from all over Europe. Our conventions are the perfect occasion for us to thank them for working so hard to ensure our clients find their dream home on the Costa Blanca. We also take the opportunity to inform them of our new developments and locations.
This year, the event takes place in the Hotel Marriott La Sella, a 5-star hotel, and is due to start at 9:30. Attendees will be welcomed and given accreditation cards, as well as supporting material for the workshop. At 10:30, we’ll head to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, where the workshop will begin. We’ll conduct a tour of our properties and present the newest developments we have in store to the agents.
We’ll return to the hotel at 14:30 for lunch, followed by free time so our agents can rest or make the most of the occasion by sharing their experiences. During this time, guests can relax, enjoy the hotel’s spa or golf course. The hotel also has a 24-hour free gym and a hairdressing service.
After the attendees have enjoyed their free time in this beautiful and luxurious location, everyone will gather at the hotel lobby at 20:30 for a welcoming drink before dinner, which will begin at 21:00. During the dinner, famous sculptor Toni Marí will be handing out awards to some of the attendees. We aim to recognise and award our agents, who are a part of our VAPF family and who go above and beyond to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Here at VAPF, we want to say thank you once more to everyone who plans to attend this convention. Our agents are a crucial part of our success; its thanks to their commitment and dedication that we can guarantee that Our Clients Come First. We look forward to seeing you all and showing our gratitude in person!
After a hectic summer full of events and activities, we want to continue updating you on all our latest novelties and newest projects, so you can continue to enjoy your Mediterranean lifestyle to the fullest. That’s why we’ve launched the fifth edition of the Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol magazine. Don’t miss it!
Our newest edition begins the same way as the previous one, with a UNICEF campaign which encourages you to become a donor. UNICEF has launched the “Por mí y por todos mis compañeros” (“For me and all my classmates”) campaign, aiming to ensure that every child has the same rights.
In this issue, we’ve also dedicated a page to one of our biggest developments: VAPF’s new information and sales office. Located at the north entrance of Cumbre del Sol, the office moved to a bigger space in front of where it used to be. Remember, there are a total of 4 information and sales offices where you can get information about everything related to VAPF.
Another big development we cover in our fifth edition is the launching of the second phase of our Montecala Gardens development, which are now up for sale! The second phase of apartments has improved features; the homes are more spacious, and they also have a lift.
There’s a section in the magazine dedicated to the best moments from this summer: The Saint John’s Eve celebration, the 3rd edition of our Belgian National Day party, the VAPF tennis tournament, and the 3rd Classic Car Rally that took place on the 24th of August. Pick up a copy and relive these special memories!
The villas in the Jazmines Residential Area also have a special place in this magazine. Do you want to take a tour of the Itaca, La Nao, Navio and Maresme Villas? Read our magazine and enjoy every single detail of these homes.
Christmas is around the corner, and for the third consecutive year, Cumbre del Sol is organising its Annual Christmas Decorating Contest. There are two categories you can compete in: interior decorations and exterior decorations.
That’s not all, many more surprises and novelties await you in the fifth edition of the Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol magazine. Download the digital version of the latest issue or pick up a copy in any of our offices to keep up to date with everything. Don’t forget to follow us on social media too!
VAPF and Lady Elizabeth School (LES), two leading organizations in their individual sectors, are joining together by signing a collaboration agreement. This agreement will benefit customers who buy a home with VAPF and whose children study at LES, LES teachers, parents of LES students, and VAPF employees.
Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, with its unique surroundings and impressive sea views and enrolment at one of the best international schools in Spain are now both even more accessible than before.
The international Lady Elizabeth School offers the possibility of attending pre-school, primary, and secondary school on the same site located in Cumbre del Sol. The school is an international benchmark with its modern and state-of-the-art facilities that include: an indoor swimming pool, football field, theatre – auditorium, bright classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and a faculty of experienced, loving and passionate educators; it is a unique place for your children to learn and grow.
Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort offers the opportunity to live in a very unique enclave surrounded by nature, nestled in and protected by the Puig de la Llorença and the Granadella Natural Park, with its many nature trails, perfect for admiring the flora, sea views and coastline. You’ll also marvel at its pristine coves and beaches, among which the Cala del Moraig stands out, with its crystal-clear waters and unique seabed and the Cova dels Arcs, a paradise for divers.
In the same residential area, there are also several restaurants, a sports club with 2 paddle tennis courts and 4 tennis courts, and an equestrian centre. Just a short distance away, you will find many options for quality restaurants awarded with Michelin stars, golf courses, yacht clubs, and all the services and amenities to be able to enjoy your life to the fullest year-round.
At Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you will find a wide range of properties to choose from that include luxury apartments, modern style apartments, villas that are move-in ready, and customised villas, all built with highest quality materials and finishes and unsurpassed sea views.
Enjoy all the advantages of belonging to this great community. Make an appointment with VAPF to discover your new home at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.
If you are looking for a property on the coast and want your children to study at Lady Elizabeth School, if you work at Lady Elizabeth School (teacher or staff), or if your children already go to Lady Elizabeth School, contact us and discover all the benefits. More information at:
Tel: 0034 96 573 40 17
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: VAPF-LES)
Agreement valid from May 1st, 2019