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Compact Launched in Tunisia

2005-10-08

The Global Compact was officially launched in Tunisia on 29 September. The event was organized under the auspices of the ILO project "Sustainable Development through the Global Compact", funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The launch took place under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of the Republic of Tunisia and in partnership with the Institute of Social Audit of Tunis (IAST), the University "Tunis El Manar", the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Craft industry (UTICA) and UNDP.
 
Six Tunisian enterprises have so far joined the Global Compact: Ateliers mécaniques du Sahel; Compagnie tunisienne de Navigation; Prokim Industrie; Sartex; Société chimique Alkimia; and Société tunisienne de Verrerie. Others have expressed strong interest in the initiative and are expected to join soon.
 
The launch was followed by a presentation of the Project "Sustainable Development through the Global Compact" as well as a seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitiveness.
 
Please visit www.pactemondialtunisie.org for more information on the activities of the Tunisian Global Compact network.