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Summary of US Network Meeting Issued

(New York, 5 May 2008) - The UN Global Compact Office and the Harvard Business School today released the report and summaries of presentations of the 28 April working conference on "Business and Human Rights".

As previously reported, this meeting of the Global Compact US Network drew appoximately 100 corporate executives, civil society representatives, academics and other human rights experts. Keynote speakers included Mary Robinson, president of Realizing Rights; John Ruggie, the Secretary-General's Special Representative on business and human rights; and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, chairman of Anglo American plc.

Click here to download the meeting report.

Click here for more information about the US Network Meeting.

Contact:

Gavin Power
UN Global Compact Office
powerg@un.org
+1-917-679-8144

Ursula Wynhoven
UN Global Compact Office
Wynhoven@un.org
+1-212-963-5705