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UN Specially Accredited Organisation

De La Rue is proud to be a  and have been approved to attend and participate in the preparatory process of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration by the President’s Office of the General Assembly at the UN.  Click here to see our accreditation

In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’, a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly organised a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organisational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly.

In July 2017, Sophie Ogilvy, Senior Government Relations Advisor for Sustainable Development, was a panellist at both the thematic sessions and informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings of the preparatory process to discuss international cooperation and governance of migration.

We discussed practical and policy requirements that could further enhance the benefits of migration, examples of best practice of cooperation to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration and any existing platforms and mechanisms that could be strengthened or transformed to further assist.


Bank of England Carbon Footprint Assessment
Paper vs. Polymer £5 & £10 Bank Notes

The Bank of England commissioned thinkstep to carry out a carbon footprint assessment to evaluate the performance of the new polymer bank notes and compare this with those of the previous cotton paper (‘paper’) bank notes. The study has been certified by the Carbon Trust to ensure conformity to the requirements of PAS 2050:2011 (BSI, 2011) and the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon.  Click here to read the report


De La Rue joined the Secure Identity Alliance in November 2017 as a Board Member

Established in 2013, the Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices. The Alliance brings together public, private and non-government organizations to foster international collaboration on Digital ID challenges and the issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity, authentication and more.

As the world’s largest commercial passport printer, De La Rue will support and contribute to SIA’s mission to help government agencies and other public bodies to implement their digital Identity management projects and realize the wide range of economic, public health, electoral and sustainability opportunities offered by the shift to digital service provision.