The United Nations has launched a Web portal - implementing technology from SAP - designed to help diverse members create and share information around the world.
The portal is for the UN's Global Compact initiative, which links governments, businesses, labour groups and UN agencies and aims to foster action and partnerships in support of human rights, labour and government.
The Global Compact portal is based on mySAP Enterprise Portal technology, which is designed to manage all types of information, including applications, databases, stored documents and Internet information.
To aid Global Compact members in submitting annual examples of good practices, the portal provides a single, password-protected interface to post their examples and invite comment from other participants and from the general public.
Georg Kell, executive head of the UN Global Compact initiative, hoped the move would help "rejuvenate" the UN and make it more effective.