GC08
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT VI ANNUAL LOCAL NETWORKS FORUM
Bonn/Germany, 21 - 22 October 2008
Deutsche Post World Net Headquartes Building, Charles-de-Gaulle-Strasse 20, 53113
Bonn [+]

The 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 will convene the VI Annual Local Networks Forum (ALNF) to be held on the 21st and 22nd of October 2008 at the Deutsche Post World Net Headquarters, in Bonn / Germany.

Bringing together approximately 150-200 participants representing Global Compact Local Networks (GCLN), Regional Support Centers, the private sector, government and civil society representatives, it provides a unique platform for GCLN representatives to exchange experiences in addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by networks in their efforts to promote the Global Compact locally. More importantly however, the key function of the Local Networks Forum is to seek input from GCLN representatives on key governance issues relating to Local Networks and the Global Compact initiative as a whole.

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Programme

MONDAY 20 October, 19h-21h

Welcome Reception in the Old Town Hall of the City of Bonn
Host: Mayor of the City of Bonn, Ms. Bärbel Dieckmann

TUESDAY, 21 October 2008

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address - Room: Bonn
Short plenary with welcome addresses.
Speakers: Ms. Karin Kortmann, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Mr. Soren Petersen, Head of Networks, Partnerships, Participants Management & Communication on Progress, UN Global Compact
Ms. Mireia Belil, General Director, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation - Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact

9:30 - 11:00 Plenary Debate - Room: Bonn
"Current threats to globalization".
Moderator: Mr. Ralf Grauel, Journalist, brand eins Wissen GmbH & Co. KG
Speakers: Ms. Karin Kortmann, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Dr. Monika Wulf-Mathies, Managing Director - Public Policy and Sustainability, Deutsche Post World Net
Amb. Chul-ki Ju, Secretary General/Vice President, Global Compact Network Korea
Mr. Jim Baker, Co-ordinator, Council of Global Unions (TBC)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Network Presentations 1
Representatives from Local Networks will give presentations on priority topics followed by an open discussion with session participants. Please refer to the Forum Background Document for session descriptions and Network presenters.
Outreach and awareness-raising. Room: Stockholm
Network governance/management models. Room: Helsinki
Networks as a platform for learning. Room: Olso
Mobilising collective action - policy dialogue. Room: London
Promotion and facilitation of partnership projects. Room: Vienna
Facilitation of Communication on Progress for participants. Room: Bonn
Multi-stakeholder engagement. Room: Brussels
Awards and recognition schemes. Room: Berlin

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Network Presentations 2
Continuation of Network presentations with new presenters. Room assignment is same as above.

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session - Room: Bonn
"Soft Power of governments."
Moderator: Ms. Constanze Helmchen, Focal Point of the Global Compact Local Network in Germany
Speakers: Ms. Susanne Dorasil, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Ms. Chen Ying, Deputy Director General, Chinese Enterprise Confederation and Member of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact
Ms. Laura Nielsen, Programme Officer/ PPP Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Ms. Birgit Riess, Program Director Corporate Social Responsibility, Bertlesmann Foundation

17:30 - 17:45 Special address to the ALNF - Room: Bonn
Speaker: Dr. Mary Robinson, President, Realizing Rights - The Ethical Globalization Initiative

17:45 - 19:00 Free time

19:00 - 20:00 Cultural Event
Guided tours at the KunstMuseum Bonn.
Address: Art Museum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn

20:30 - 23:30 Festive Dinner
At 'La Redoute',
Address: Kurfürstenallee 1, 53177 Bonn - Bad Godesberg

WEDNESDAY, 22 October 2008

9:00 - 9:20 Global financial crisis underscores need for Global Compact - Room: Bonn
Speaker: Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

9:20 - 9:45 "Shaping New Standards: Corporate Responsibility Leadership - Awards"- Room: Bonn
Speaker: Mr. Aiko Bode, Global Head CSR and Sustainability, TÜV Rheinland Holding AG

9:45 - 11:00 Knowledge Fair 1
Presentations on recently developed UNGC tools and resources, as well as current and future engagement opportunities developed by GCO or strategic partners. Please refer to the Forum Background Document for session descriptions and presenters.
Update on the Caring for Climate initiative. Room: Helsinki
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Room: Oslo
Human Rights Working Group Session. Room: Stockholm
Implementing the 10 principles through GLN: the GC GLN pilot in Brazil. Room: Berlin
Implementing Anti-Corruption Mechanisms that Deliver:
Collective Action Tools for Companies and Organizations. Room: London
UNDP private sector global initiatives. Room: Vienna
Progress and Value Workshop Planning Guide. Room: Brussels
Strengthening the role of CSOs in LNs. Room: Bonn

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Knowledge Fair 2
Repetition of the Knowledge Fair sessions - the topics and room assignments are same as above.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:15 Reflections on the development of GC Local Network and governance
Speakers: H.E. Mr. Peter Maurer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations

14:15 - 16:00 Governance Session- Room: Bonn
During this session there will be an open discussion on various governance issues affecting Local Networks which will include a call for consensus on ALNF bylaws and minimum criteria for Networks. There will also be presentations on the Local Networks knowledge-sharing tool currently under development, the recent improvements to the UNGC participant management processes and an update on the integrity measures of the Global Compact including policies regarding the use of the GC logo. Additionally, the establishment of LN Working Groups to focus on specific areas will be proposed.
Speakers: Mr. Soren Petersen, Head of Networks, Partnerships, Participants Management & Communication on Progress, UN Global Compact
Ms. Kate Facemire, IGO Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Mr. Oliver Johner, Communication on Progress Analyst, UN Global Compact
Ms. Ursula Wynhoven, Head, Policy and Legal, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, UN Global Compact

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00 Governance Session continued- Room: Bonn

18:00 - 18:30 Official Closing Session - Room: Bonn
Speakers: Mr. Soren Petersen, Head of Networks, Partnerships, Participants Management & Communication on Progress, UN Global Compact
Ms. Mireia Belil General Director, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation - Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact
(TBC), Representative of BMZ
Ms. Susanne Dorasil, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact