Frequently Asked Questions

Since 2008, the UN Secretary-General has convened the Private Sector Forum during the opening session of the General Assembly in order to bring the voice of the private sector to inter-governmental debates on key topics. This year the Forum will bring together Chief Executives and leaders of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to show unity and support for the Secretary General's Global Crisis Response Group.

Since the United Nations Headquarters is closed to catered events this year the Private Sector Forum has been reformatted to three-hour long convening with opening remarks, plenaries and panels followed by a cocktail reception. Over 300 highly engaged chief executives, sustainability leaders and policy makers from UN Global Compact Participants, along with UN agencies will be in attendance.

Participation in the Private Sector Forum is strictly by invitation only. Select C-Suite Officers from organizations that are highly engaged UN Global Compact Participants will have exclusivity in attending the event. Adequate representation by participant sector, size and region will be ensured.

There are several UN Global Compact events happening during UN General Assembly Week.  Please see a listing here. Also, you can view an entire list of events on the Global Goals calendar.

Any C-suite or high-level executive can attend this year's Private Sector Forum. Please fill out the request an invitation here and your application will be reviewed. 

If you have received an invitation to attend and cannot attend the event you send an alternative high-level executive in your place. Please send the request with the person's name, title, and email address to   Registration priority will be given to Chief Executives and leaders from organizations that are highly engaged UN Global Compact Participants. Thank you for your understanding.

Yes, your CEO can bring other associates to attend the Private Sector Forum. Please send an email to with the person's name, title, and email address and we will add them to the invitation list.

Yes, this year heads of local networks can attend the Private Sector Forum.

The deadline to register is 5 September 2022, or until all seats are confirmed at an earlier time. Participants will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and are kindly asked to register at their earliest convenience. Please refer to the invitation letter for the registration link.

There is no fee to attend this year's Private Sector Forum.


The Private Sector Forum convenes over 350 Chief Executives, Heads of State and leaders of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

Because the Private Sector is not a luncheon this year, seating will be theatre style.

At this early stage, we are unable to release a full list of registrants for this year’s Private Sector Forum. We encourage you to check the Forum website regularly as programme updates and featured attendees will be available shortly.

Given the large number of Government delegations present in New York during the week of the UN General Assembly, organizers are unable to guarantee hotel accommodations or make reservations for participants of the Private Sector Forum. Please click here for a list of hotels in the area.

Participants are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations, and we kindly ask participants to make their own arrangements. As the Private Sector Forum relies on partnerships and contributions to cover the cost of convening the event, unfortunately, no additional funding is available.

Confirmed participants will receive a logistics note which will include detailed information and directions on the day of the event. Please read the instructions carefully, as Security Protocol will be strictly enforced.

A select group of media will be permitted into the room. For all media-related inquiries, please contact