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ILO Addresses Compact in Bangkok Conference


27-28 November 2001
Executives from 17 companies convened in Bangkok on 27-28 November for the International Labour Organization Regional Employers' Meeting on the Global Compact. Conference participants reported the results of a regional survey on the implementation of the Compact and reviewed plans for 2002, including the establishment of management committees and advocacy groups at the national level. Participants also discussed targets for engaging individual companies to become active in the Compact at the national level.

Georg Kell, Executive Head of the Global Compact and senior officer in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, attended the conference and briefed participants on recent Compact activities. Officials from other UN agencies were also represented, including the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Business executives from a diverse range of countries and Asian regions attended the event, including representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.