Eden & the UN

Achieving long-term ecological sustainability with continued economic growth and human well-being remains one of the biggest challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. Countries in the region recognize that deteriorating land, water and air quality, and the loss of ecosystems and their services, undermine socio-economic development. (Source: UNDP)


With this focus in mind, the Eden Foundation is committed to fully supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and through the implementation of its core programmes:

- Eden College & campus

- NZ Centre for Sustainable Development

- International Youth Innovation Program (YIP)

- Eden Community Ventures

-  greenXchangeBusiness Innovation Park

we will seek to further the education of young people, enable the empowerment of women, collaborate on sustainable business ventures and partner with other regional intergovernmental organizations and NGOs to innovate local solutions to global challenges which will establish an Oceania region full of hope for its future.


‘Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible’. 






Global Compact

The Eden Foundation Trust is a full signatory to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, one of only a handful of New Zealand organisations to do so.

It is our intention to advance these principles within our sphere of influence.

We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our organisation, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Millennium Development Goals.