|9:00 - 9:15||
Re-Cap of Day 1 & Overview of Day 2
|9:30 - 10:30||Plenary Session (perspectives from the business community)|
|Business Representatives will share their motivations with regard to UN-business collaboration
and provide their perspectives on the benefits and results that such partnerships can achieve.
Speakers will highlight the keys to success and reflect on challenges, lessons learned and areas
for improvement. The objective of this session is to generate a candid discussion among
participants with a view to developing recommendations that will enable the UN to improve its
relationships with business and in so doing enhance the development impact of UN-business
|10:45 - 12:15||Working Groups Session #2: Capacity Building: “Overcoming the Challenges of Partnerships”|
|Participants will choose to participate in one of the following parallel working group
A. Enhancing UN Communication Platforms: the New UN-Business Website & UN-Business Private Sector Focal Point Newsletter
With a focus on the new UN-business website platform (to be launched in early 2009) and the UN-Business Focal Point E-Newsletter (an important System-wide communications platform since 2006), participants will explore the following questions:
The Global Compact Office encourages all UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to use the Compact and its 10 universal principles as a platform for engagement with the private sector. The Compact’s network of over 5,000 participants from over 120 countries is uniquely positioned to serve as an entry point for business to engage in the work of the Organization. The Compact’s 10 principles are universal values firmly embedded in the UN’s mission and objectives - providing both a strong moral compass and a practical framework for action.
This session will provide an overview of the Global Compact, the value of the Compact as a platform for working with the private sector and an exploration of the range of opportunities for UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to work more closely with the Global Compact Office.
In this session participants will explore the following questions:
In this session participants will examine examples of how branding and building brand value can successfully contribute to advocating issues, raising awareness and support Resource Moblization.
12:15 - 13:00
Concluding Plenary Session: Priorities and Next Steps