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Policy Dialogue Attracts Over 200 Participants

2003-07-01 

On 12-13 June, more than 200 representatives from business, civil society, academia and UN agencies gathered at UN Headquarters to identify problems and solutions related to supply chain management and partnerships.

The dialogue on supply chain management explored the key challenges faced in this area with the goal to improve workplace conditions and standards of workers and to further advance the nine principles of the Global Compact. Among the questions addressed were: How do the GC principles translate into corporate practice throughout the supply chain? How can the Global Compact principles best be implemented? What is the perspective of suppliers and what are the local drivers that provide incentives and disincentives for suppliers to improve their standards? Where does company responsibility end and what is the role of national governments?

Led by the United Nations Development Programme, the partnership dialogue provided a platform for the exchange of experiences, identify good practices, and to advance a better understanding of how to practically implement partnership projects involving the UN system and the private sector.

Please click here to access the final report of the supply chain management dialogue.(PDF, 146kb)
Please click here to access the final report of the partnership dialogue.(PDF, 175kb)
Please click here to access the dialogue agenda.(PDF, 265kb)
Please click here to access the participants' list.(PDF, 472kb)