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VI Annual Local Networks Forum - Bonn

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.


Forum Documents

Programme         Participant List         Network Presentations and Knowledge Fair

Plenary Sessions

"Current Threats to Globalization", Remarks of Jim Baker, Council of Global Unions

Governance Session

Knowledge Sharing System, presentation by Kate Facemire, Microsoft Corp.

Global Compact Integrity Measures, presentation by Ursula Wynhoven, Global Compact Office

Network Presentations

Awards and Recognition

Bulgaria    Sri Lanka

Facilitation of CoPs

Argentina    Spain

Multistakeholder Engagement

Bangladesh    Dominican Republic     Serbia

Network Governance and Management Models

India    Japan    Panama

Networks as Platform for Learning

Germany    Malawi    Pakistan    Singapore    United Kingdom     USA

Outreach and Awareness Raising

Brazil    South Africa     Bolivia    South Korea

Promotion and Facilitation of Partnership Projects

Moldova    Syria

Mobilising collective action - policy dialogue

Mexico    Indonesia    Kenya

Knowledge Fair

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

Human Rights Working Group Session, presentations by GCLN Germany, GCLN Brazil, and GCLN Colombia

  (Last Update 30 October 2008)