Moving to advance the Global Compact principles by leveraging the full potential of local networks and by strengthening network governance, the United Nations Global Compact and the Barcelona Center convened the III Annual Networks Forum on 21-23 September in Barcelona.
The Networks Forum brought together more than 120 participants from 44 countries, representing business, Global Compact networks, governments and the UN System. The Forum’s key objectives were to share knowledge, facilitate collaboration, present good practices and agree on common elements of future network governance.
For the first time, the meeting brought together company and network representatives and facilitated a rich discussion and common language among networks. Participants showed strong commitment to the common task of promoting the Global Compact worldwide.