An international workshop on "The UN Global Compact Networks and Outreach", hosted by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held in Berne, Switzerland on 26 and 27 June. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss and agree on the strategy, mechanisms, tools and activities to impart focus and coherence to what has become an evolving global network of local networks.
Workshop participants from more than 30 countries shared experience learnt so far within recently established regional and national networks, with the aim of obtaining better clarity on key factors of success, the diversity of approaches, and needs. They also discussed the respective roles and responsibilities of the Global Compact Office and the growing number of local networks, and shared their vision of the future evolution of the Global Compact over the next five years.
Among the key conclusions: