Representatives from over 70 Global Compact Local Networks gathered in Bonn for two days for the 6th Annual Local Networks Forum (ALNF) to share experiences in their efforts to advance the Global Compact at the local level. It was the largest ALNF to date, with 220 network participants, as well as representatives from business, government, civil society and labour.
Notably, important decisions were taken by network representatives that aim to strengthen the governance and capacity of these critical local operations, including the introduction of an annual agreement to operate a Global Compact network based on minimum criteria being met. Additionally, Local Networks have agreed to develop working groups on Communications on Progress, participation of micro enterprises and the role of local civil society organizations.
The ALNF was convened by Fundació Fòrum - Barcelona Center for the Support of the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Office (GCO) with the collaboration of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Deutsche Post World Net Headquarters hosted the Forum.
Awards and Recognition
Facilitation of CoPs
Network Governance and Management Models
Networks as Platform for Learning
Outreach and Awareness Raising
Promotion and Facilitation of Partnership Projects
Mobilising collective action - policy dialogue
Update on the Caring for Climate initiatve, presentation by Claude Fussler, Global Compact Office
Principles for Responsible Management Education, presentation by Anders Aspling, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)
Implementing the Global Compact through the GLN, presentation by Aris Vrettos, Global Leadership Network (GLN)
Implementing Anti-Corruption Mechanisms that Deliver: Collective Action Tools for Companies and Organizations, presentation by Sterl Greenhalgh, Grant Thornton UK LLP
UNDP private sector global initiatives, presentation by Karolyna Mzyk, UNDP
Progress and Value Workshop Planning Guide, presentation by Angel Saz, Fundació Fòrum - Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact
(Last Update 30 October 2008)