(Sofia) – Global Compact Local Networks from Eastern Europe and Central Asia met for a Regional Meeting in Sofia today, hosted by the Global Compact Network Bulgaria. Attendees included representatives from Local Networks in Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Russia, Italy and Ukraine. The meeting, which focused on the status of network development, as well as achievements and challenges, was facilitated by Soren Petersen, Head of Global Compact Local Networks and Vassil Mirchev, Chairman of the Global Compact Network Bulgaria.
In addition, participants discussed the role of business in addressing corruption, specifically in the context of the Global Compact’s 10th principle.
Several publications currently under development were reviewed during the meeting, including the Reporting Guidance on Anti-Corruption and a new document on alignment between the Global Compact and ISO 26000. Attendees also engaged in consultations on two publications in development: the Global Compact Toolkit on Network Management and the Guidance Note on Sustainability of Global Compact Networks.
Head of Local Networks
UN Global Compact