The Global Compact Office convened the third Regional Meeting for Global Compact Network Contact Persons in Europe on 28-29 May 2008 in Athens, Greece. The meeting brought together representatives from 25 Local Networks and provided a platform for information exchange and sharing of experiences related to Network management and activities. In addition to Contact Persons, other participants included representatives from the Greek government, the Global Compact Office, other UN agencies and partnering organizations.
The meeting was divided into three sessions. The first session assembled the Contact Persons from Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to discuss issues such as network sustainability, incentives and awards systems and Global Compact Networks as a platform for partnerships. A combined session provided Contact Persons from the entire region the opportunity to discuss the soft-power of governments and the Communication on Progress. A presentation on the global climate change debate and the Caring for Climate platform was delivered during this session by Cornis van der Lugt from UNEP. The final session brought the smaller group of Contact Persons from western Europe together to address the value-added of Local Networks and to brainstorm on potential activities related to responsible supply-chain management. The meeting provided an interactive exchange of Network activities related to each of the topics.
The meeting was organised in conjunction with the launch of the Global Compact Network Hellas and was generously supported by SEV - Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.
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(Last updated on 11 July 2008)