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Egyptian Participants Showcase Activities at Alexandria Event

2005-06-23

One year after the official launch of the Global Compact in Egypt, the Egyptian Global Compact Network hosted a high-level event at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria on 16 June to showcase company activities and discuss challenges and opportunities on the way forward.

The high-level event, entitled “Corporate Success through Social Responsibility in Egypt”, was organized by UNDP Egypt and sponsored by the Mansour Manufacturing and Distribution Group. It brought together close to 300 representatives from Egyptian business, civil society, government and the media. The opening panel included speeches by Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Antonio Vigilante, UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt, Georg Kell, Executive Head of the Global Compact, and Youssef L. Mansour, Chairman and CEO of the Mansour Group.

Egyptian participants also used the opportunity to submit their Communications on Progress (COP), outlining company activities in support of the ten Global Compact principles.

A more detailed summary of the event will be available shortly.

For more information about the Global Compact in Egypt, please contact Mr. Mohamed El-Kalla ( mohamed.elkalla@undp.org) of UNDP Egypt.