International Media Forum on Corporate Social ResponsibilityInternational Media Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility On 12-13 July 2007 International Media Forum on Corporate Social Responibility will be conducted in Kyiv in the framework of the UN Global Compact initiative in Ukraine. International Media Forum on Corporate Social ResponsibilityInternational Media Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility On 12-13 July 2007 International Media Forum on Corporate Social Responibility will be conducted in Kyiv in the framework of the UN Global Compact initiative in Ukraine.

959.jpgJuly 10, 2007. Kyiv, Ukraine. The first International Media Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will be held on July 12-13 in Kyiv at the Opera Hotel. The Forum, organized by the United Nations office in Ukraine in partnership and with the support of Expert magazine and Mobile Telecommunication Systems is intended to give floor for discussion on the role of media in promoting, challenging and implementing CSR.

The speakers of the Forum include Regional Director for the BBC World Service Trust Simon Derry, Editor-in-Chief of the weekly magazine “Newsweek” Leonid Parfenov, Head of the new projects group TV channel “Inter” Savik Shuster, Business Editor of Newsbreak Magazine Ceditha Anne (Lala) M. Rimando, UN Information Centre Moscow Alexandre Gorelik, Editor-in-Chief of the “Expert-Ukraine” Iskander Hisamov.

Full list of the Forum speakers.

In today’s world, corporate social responsibility is taking high priority in the global corporate agenda. The relations between business, state and society are changing and media is envisioned as the main driver and an inseparable player in building the capacity of business and government to deliver better results to the sustainable development of society. The International Media Forum brings together prominent journalists and editors from all around the world together with experts from the private sector to discuss how media can reinforce the CSR development. This two-day international event will focus on such main aspects as role of the Media in CSR, media as socially responsible businesses, frameworks enabling media to promote CSR.

Agenda of the Interational Media Forum on CSR

The intended participants of the Forum are the media representatives: press, TV, radio, web-based; professional organizations and associations of media and public relations; PR and advertising agencies; communications and PR specialists from private companies, government and academia.

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For further information, please contact UN Communications Officer Ms. Veronika Vashchenko at veronika.vashchenko@un.org.ua, tel +38.067.927.6038; Global Compact PR Officer Aleksandra Afanasieva, aleksandra.afanasieva@un.org.ua , tel/fax +38 044 2539363