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The Changing UN Landscape of Stakeholder Relations with the Private Sector
Geneva, 15 May 2012
The Council for Multilateral Business Diplomacy hosted a unique multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss the evolving policies regarding partnership with the private sector in the UN system, a role that is changing with increased recognition of the positive contributions that businesses can make in the implementation of the broad UN objectives and priorities. Senior officials from international organizations, governments, NGOs and the private sector will share their perspectives.
Paris, 12-13 April 2012
The CMBD joined the Business and Industry Advisory Committee, the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue, the US Council for International Business and the Washington Council for International Business, for meetings at the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation. The group met with senior officials for briefings on OECD research and policy recommendations in a wide variety of areas. See the meeting program here.
Geneva, 23 February 2012
The CMBD organized a meeting to discuss the Changing Concepts of Development and Linkages to the Private Sector, at which members and guests engaged in dialogue with the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, the Directors of the Geneva Offices of UNDP and the World Bank, and representatives of bilateral aid programs of the United States, Germany and Sweden. See details here.
Geneva, 7 December 2011
Looking to 2012 and the Mexican Presidency, we reflected on the outcomes of the Cannes Summit and engaged in an informative discussion about the plans for the Los Cabos Summit and how it might draw on the expertise and policy platforms of Geneva-based international organizations. Food security, green growth, jobs and employment, and moderating price volatility are among the priorities of interest to Council members. Similarly, the work of the WTO and UNCTAD on trade and investment, with the ILO on employment and social protection and potentially with the many other international organizations in Geneva on issues like global health, anti-corruption, information and communications technology, inclusive business and governance provide an extensive menu of choices for this particular Council Dialogue.