UN Global Compact In-Person Events Happening 
during UN General Assembly Week

18 - 20 September 2022

Global African Business Leaders Initiative
Cipriani | New York City
As global leaders and personalities converge in New York for the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77) in September 2022, the United Nations Global Compact, at the behest of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and under the Deputy Secretary-General’s leadership, wishes to convene African Heads of State, Permanent Representatives, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs, heads of multilateral organizations and International Finance Institutions (IFIs), leading media and culture personalities, and young people, for a series of high-level dialogues on Africa.

19 September 2022

Legal Hour at the Private Sector Forum
Javits Center Rooftop 

Please save the date and confirm attendance for the upcoming Legal Hour at the Private Sector Forum to be held on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly, in-person from 6:00-7:00pm ET at the Javits Center in New York City on September 19th, 2022. This informal networking opportunity will be held during the United Nations’ Private Sector Forum reception, with attendees having access to the wider reception after the legal hour where they can enjoy refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, sustainability tours, and entertainment while mingling with chief executives and sustainability leaders. The reception will be hosted in the Rooftop Pavilion where you can enjoy expansive views and tour the one-acre rooftop farm.  Invitation-Only.  For inquiries, email governance@unglobalcompact.org

20 September 2022

SDG Investment Forum New York 
9:00-15:00 | 10 Hudson Yards | New York City
The SDG Investment Forum, hosted by the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Networks in North America, will bring together nearly 150 C-Suite participants from both the public and private sectors alongside representatives from the UN, civil society and academia to discuss how the private sector can play a greater role in directing capital towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A welcome breakfast, networking lunch and coffee breaks are included.  To request an invitation, email sdginvestmentforum@unglobalcompact.org.

International Food Systems Initiative
09:00-12:30 | 30 Hudson Yards, 81st floor | New York City
The partners of the International Action Platform for Food systems are convening a 'co-creation working lunch meeting' during UN General Assembly week in New York. The meeting is organized by the food working group of the Local Networks of the United Nations Global Compact. The group is working to create a private sector led initiative at UN level on food and agribusiness. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled for November 2022, the coming months will be crucial for raising global awareness of the vital role of food systems in achieving a resilient, zero-emissions future and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

To request an invitation, email aleksandr.narutto@globalcompact.no

SDG Summit USA
13:00-18:00 | Hudson Yards | New York City
In Network USA's first in-person event post-COVID, we will bring together US companies during the UN General Assembly who actively support the UN Secretary General's call to align their strategies and operations with universal principles. This year, Network USA will be hosting SDG Summit USA to showcase actions that American companies are taking to increase ambition, innovation, and implement the SDGs into their core operations. Request an invitation. 


Dilemmas Forum
14:00-16:00 | The Renaissance Times Square Hotel
Across jurisdictions, business leaders face mounting expectations to respond to societal and political issues. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report confirms that societal leadership is now a core function of business. The Risk Coalition urges companies to integrate the oversight of geopolitical risk with ESG programs. In a changing media context, CEOs face public pressure to speak out on often-controversial questions. This timely session brings together a select group of C-suite executives for a candid discussion of complex dilemmas, and the impacts they have on civic space, peace, justice and strong institutions. They will consider the implications for corporate governance, reputation, and strategy. Hosted by the UN Global Compact during the UN General Assembly’s week of high-level debates, the Dilemmas Forum is an invitation-only roundtable held under the Chatham House rule.
Invitation-Only. For inquiries, email governance@unglobalcompact.org


Annual High-Level Meeting on Ocean
Loeb Boathouse, Central Park
With unprecedented need for urgent action, the world is facing several crises deeply affecting our ability to rapidly address climate change and the global goals. The role of ocean industries have never been more critical to deliver solutions for the world we want. Key topics:

  • Ocean-Climate Nexus
  • Just and Equitable Transition
  • Blue Finance, the new ICMA blue bond guide
  • Global and Local Ocean Solutions

For inquiries, please email sofya.mishchenko@globalcompact.no


21 September 2022

Reconstruction of Ukraine – United Business for Ukraine
1:30 PM ET | Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in New York
Private Luncheon