Frequently Asked Questions

Live and in person, the 2023 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will convene business leaders, SDG stakeholders, Government, and UN officials from across the globe for a full-day of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways. Attendees will take stock of the private sector's contribution to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and be inspired to set measurable, credible and ambitious targets aligned with the newly launched SDG Calls to Action – going beyond business as usual and towards the transformational change needed to achieve the Global Goals by 2030 to ensure long-term prosperity for their business, people, and the planet.

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will take place on 19 September 2023 at the Javits Center North, Fifth Floor, 445 11th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001.

The Leaders Summit programme is currently under development. Please check our website regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered attendees will also receive programme and speaker updates as they become available.

All sessions at the Leaders Summit will be conducted in English.

Individuals that are not associated with a UN Global Compact Participant organization are welcome to attend the event. 

All media representatives must be accredited through MALU. Representatives interested in attending the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit should fill out the press pass request form. Our Media team will review your request and follow up with you if you are approved.

All Chief Executives and senior management of active UN Global Compact participant organizations, representatives from business, civil society, academia, Governments and UN Agencies with a long-standing working relationship with the UN Global Compact, and any corporate sustainability leader.

If your company is a UN Global Compact Participant you are eligible for the UN Global Compact Pricing. Please search your company name here to determine if your organization is a participant. If your organization is a participant click on the UN Global Compact Participant Registration button and use your business email address. Personal email addresses will not be eligible for participant pricing. Refunds will not be issued for failure to use your business email address. Please contact us at if you have any difficulty registering.

Non-Business includes non-governmental organizations, non-profits, intergovernmental organizations, academia, civil society, local government and city representatives that are members of the UN Global Compact. If you are unsure if your organization applies, please search here: Our Participants | UN Global Compact.

Non-Global Compact non-business entities will receive the Non-UN Global Compact price.

A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for UN Agencies. UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with a long-standing working relationship with the UN Global Compact will be invited to attend the Leaders Summit 2023. This category includes representatives from the organizations participating in UN Global Compact working groups, initiatives, and platforms.

The UN Global Compact encourages Member States to participate at the Leaders Summit alongside members of the private sector. Invitations are forthcoming to each Member State that facilitates complimentary to accredited Government Representatives forming part of official delegations to the United Nations General Assembly, as reflected in the Member State's Letter of Credence. For any questions about government invitations, please contact

All media representatives must be accredited through MALU. Representatives interested in attending the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit should apply for a press pass here.

The registration fees for the Leaders Summit are distinguished by attendee category and are listed below.


Early Bird
(ends on 14 July 2023)

Regular Rate        

UN Global Compact Participant

$799 USD

$999 USD

Non-UN Global Compact Participant

$1,599 USD

$1,999 USD

Non-Business UN Global Compact Participant

$499 USD

$699 USD




UN Representatives



Early-bird rate runs from 31 May 2023 – 14 July 2023. Regular rates will be in effect until registration closes on 18 September 2023. All rates published are in USD. All payments must be made in USD prior to the event via the registration platform. We kindly request that you cover any transaction fees charged by your financial institution. The UN Global Compact will not be able to issue invoices or accept payment via postal mail for registration fees.

Yes, all attendees must register and submit payment in full via the online registration system. Please be advised that emails and/or letters to the UN Global Compact cannot be processed and will not be considered a substitute for online registration.

Registrants will receive an automatic confirmation email once registration is finalized. For attendees whose registration requires a fee, registration will be confirmed only after payment has been received.

Cancellation requests must be submitted to on or before 18 August for a full refund. Refunds cannot be processed after 18 August 2023. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

In the case of Government intervention or regulation, armed conflict, strikes or any other circumstances that make it inadvisable or impossible for the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit to take place at the time and location announced, the participant shall waive any claim for damage or compensation except the amount paid for registration after the deduction of actual expenses incurred with Leaders Summit, and there shall be no future liability for either party.

The last day to register for the Leaders Summit is 18 September 2023. Registration will sell out. Please secure your tickets early and at the best rates.

Yes, all attendees must secure their own accommodations.

Please visit our website to view our list of suggested hotels.

Yes, a registration fee of $400 USD will apply to all interpreters. Please email if you require an interpreter to accompany you.

Please ensure you indicate your requirements during the registration process as we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate you without advance notice.

For attendees who require a visa to attend the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the UN Global Compact will provide a letter of support after your registration and payment are processed. Please note that the responsibility for securing the appropriate visa lies with the attendee.

Please indicate that you require a visa to travel to the United States during the registration process. Attendees who complete registration and pay in full will then receive a letter of support from the UN Global Compact via email, which can then be submitted along with other documentation when applying for a visa.

Attendees should refer to their local consulate for detailed information. The UN Global Compact is not responsible for the successful or unsuccessful procurement of visas by international attendees.

The UN Global Compact is unable to assist with any costs associated with travel or accommodations.