Asia-Pacific Regional Network of the UN Global Compact
There are currently a number of regional partnerships of Local Global Compact Networks being formed. The Australian Focal Point has already begun to play an active role in the recently formed Asia-Pacific Regional Network of the UN Global Compact. This is a regional project of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) that aims to increase the contribution of business to sustainable development through more effective implementation of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in Asia and the Pacific.
Existing UNGC Networks include Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. At the UNGC Network meeting in Bangkok in January 2009 Australia was warmly welcomed as the newest Focal Point of our region. This promises to offer many wonderful learning, advocacy and networking opportunities for business.
UNGC Conclave Asia Pacific, March 2010, New Delhi
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The UNGC Conclave Asia Pacific was held on the 15th and 16th of March in New Delhi, India. Attended by more than 200 people, the conclave was largely attended by Indian participants and speakers from some of the most powerful and influential business and political leaders in India. Consequently the event attracted an immense amount of interest from business, civil society organisations and the media.
Matthew Tukaki, Australian Signatory and Working Group member presented on the labour panel and wrote a report on the Conclave.
1st Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Conference, November 2009, Bangkok
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In November 2009 Rosemary Sainty, the Focal Point for the UN Global Compact Network Australia attended the 1st Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Conference in Bangkok, an overlapping UN Global Compact (UNGC) Regional meeting. The event included a consultation session dedicated to the development of the Asia-Pacific Global Compact Community of Practice as well as a consideration of the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.