Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Global Compact Summit in Geneva A Success

7 July 2007

UN Office for Partnerships Executive Director Amir Dossal and Sarah Papineau, Senior Partnerships Officer, attended the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, 5-6 July 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland, and met with major business leaders from all over the world who are committed to help pursue positive change while globalization and international markets continue to grow. The two-day summit, consisting of roundtable discussions, panels, and plenary presentations, covered a wide range of topics, including human rights, environmental responsibility, responsible investment, and UN-business partnerships. Information about the Summit can be found here: www.globalcompactsummit.org.

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