Global Compact Local Network Iraq is preparing the ground for an official launch in the fall of 2011. The launch of the Local Network is an objective agreed upon by the Government of Iraq and UNDP's Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP-I).
The launch will follow recent efforts of the UN and partners to strengthen the role of the private sector in Iraq and introduce in parallel the importance of CSR and the UN Global Compact principles to Iraqi national and local counterparts. Such efforts have taken a faster pace during 2011 following UNDP-PSDPI’s launch of a CSR project aimed at establishing the UN Global Compact as a vehicle to enhance the impact of Iraq businesses on development and their reputation with international investors.
Following the launch, the Local Network Iraq with undertake a variety of workstreams. They will focus on creating a governance structure designed and agreed upon by Iraqi members. They aim to conduct awareness and advocacy activities to expand the number of Iraqi network members, and support participant activities, such as facilitating development projects and adhering to reporting requirements. In addition, they plan to identify priority areas for the Iraqi context and develop local business cases and best practices.
Ms. Arouna Roshanian
Network Contact Person
Mr. Maan Al Maree
Mr. Mohammed Shakir Aldulaimi
Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.
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Accepted on 15 April, 2014