(Vienna, 6 June 2008) – On 5-6 June 2008, the third meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle took place at the United Nations Office at Vienna. Co-convened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Global Compact Office, the meeting brought together GC business participants from 13 countries with representatives of civil society, labour, business associations, Global Compact Local Networks, and international organizations. The Working Group discussed implementation and reporting challenges related to the 10th principle and identified a set of concrete ideas to provide practical guidance to companies. Participants further stressed the importance of reviewing and better promoting existing tools, sharing lessons learned, improving and implementing reporting mechanisms, and creating practical incentives for business engagement.
Ms. Olajobi Makinwa
UN Global Compact Office