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Record Attendance at 4th Global Compact Local Networks Forum

(Barcelona, 27 September 2006)  - More than 180 delegates representing over 60 emerging and existing Global Compact networks around the world gathered in Barcelona on 26-27 September for the 4th GC Local Networks Forum. The meeting was jointly organized by the Global Compact Office and the Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact. In a variety of working groups and plenary sessions, participants addressed practical aspects of network management and GC principle implementation as well as broader issues around network governance and reporting. Participants also reached consensus on the Forum's own role as an element of the Global Compact's governance structure.

A detailed report of this years's Annual Local Networks Forum will be available shortly.
Contact: Matthias Stausberg (stausberg@un.org)