of the guide:
This online guide is intended to provide
support for UNDP country office staff facilitating Global
Compact activities at the local level and in doing so
it gives a set of recommendations. It offers step-by-step
guidance and practical how-to advice on launching the
GC and establishing the GC networks at the country/regional
level, and in particular responds to the following issues:
- How can UNDP assist in launching the GC and /or
secure the sustainability of the GC network?
- What roles might UNDP play in the process of launching
the GC network?
- What kind of critical issues will have to be dealt
with regarding management judgments, resources, timeframe
and level of personal involvement needed?
- How to promote a coherent approach by UN agencies
in launching the GC and establishing a network aligned
with integrity measures and standards promoted by
the Global Compact office
The guide was created by a group of UNDP
country office and Global Compact Office practitioners
in response to many requests for a ‘beginner’s guide’.
Their experiences are captured in the form of stories
and tips throughout the guide. A collection of these
stories illustrates the process, the costs and the benefits
of launching the GC networks.
Whilst examples used in the guide refer
mainly to UNDP experiences, the content can be useful
to other UN agencies and institutions that want to establish
local/regional GC networks.
The authors hope that the guide will inspire
more UNDP and other UN country offices to advocate the
GC in their countries and encourage the business community
to engage into partnership projects in support of the
UN Millennium Development Goals.