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IX Annual Local Networks Forum

The 9th Annual Local Networks Forum (ALNF) will take place during UN Global Compact Week. This year, the ALNF will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 19th of May and is expected to be attended by 300-400 participants from local networks and businesses. This promises to be the largest ALNF to be held so far by the Global Compact. Local Networks Regional Meetings will convene on the 20th of May following the ALNF.

The 9th ALNF will provide business and Local Networks representatives the opportunity to share learnings and exchange experiences. The event will feature a discussion with Global Compact LEAD companies on empowering Local Networks through subsidiary engagement.

The ALNF will have a mix of plenary and break-out sessions addressing the issue of network and business sustainability and other areas of mutual benefit. In addition, a session will focus on the role of civil society organizations and governments in the Local Networks. Several topics related to the ten principles will also be presented by champion networks. In addition new resources will be presented by the Global Compact.

The ALNF will launch formal dialogue among Global Compact constituents on sustainable development and the preparation for Rio+20. In particular the Regional Meetings will allow Local Networks to capture their collective input and priorities in this area.

Local Network Interface

A new addition to the ALNF programme, the Local Network Interface are sessions that various Global Compact working groups and issue platforms will devote specifically to Local Networks. During these sessions, the working groups and issue platforms will focus their presentations on new resources and updates most relevant to Local Networks. The Local Network Interfaces will occur throughout the day on Tuesday 17 May 2011.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

04:30pm – 05:30pm Local Network Interface: Environment
03:30pm – 04:30pm Local Network Interface: Anti-Corruption
05:30pm – 06:30pm Local Network Interface: Human Rights
02:00pm – 03:00pm Local Network Interface: Business and Peace


In addition, the following events are open to Local Network participation:

Tuesday 17 May 2011

07:30am – 09:00am Women's Empowerment Principles Breakfast
09:00am – 12:30pm Labor Principles Session
12:30pm – 02:30pm The Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative: How to Enhance Dialogue between Investors and Companies on Sustainability Issues
12:30pm – 02:30pm Supply Chain Sustainability - Workshop
03:00pm – 06:00pm Workshop: Communication for Local Networks
07:00pm Official Welcome Event at the Copenhagen City Hall

Wednesday 18 May 2011

09:00am – 05:00pm UN Global Compact Annual Meeting.                                                                             

Thursday 19 May 2011

07:30am – 09:00am Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative Breakfast.

ALNF Agenda

Thursday 19 May 2011

09:00am – 09:15am Opening Remarks
09:15am – 10:30am Empowering LN through Subsidiary Engagement / LEAD
11:00am – 12:00pm Knowledge Exchange 1
12:30pm – 01:30pm Knowledge Exchange 2
02:30pm – 03:30pm Plenary Session
04:30pm – 05:00pm Closing Session

Friday 20 May 2011

09:00am – 05:00pm European Regional Meeting
09:00am – 05:00pm MENA/African Regional Meeting                                           
09:00am – 05:00pm Asian Regional Meeting
09:00am – 05:00pm Latin American Regional Meeting