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, convened in the context of the UN General Assembly week, the Forum, will bring together 350 Chief Executives, Heads of State and Government, and leaders of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes to show unity and support for the Secretary General's Global Crisis Response Group.

The Private Sector Forum will be a four-hour luncheon, taking place from 11:00-14:30 in the Delegates Dining Room. Heads of State and Government from around the world will join UN leaders and private sector representatives to show unity and support for the Secretary General's Global Crisis Response Group and will explore the private sector’s response to the food, energy and finance crises.

The Forum will be an interactive luncheon featuring a mixture of plenary and roundtable discussions, as well as high-level dialogue and networking opportunities. It will provide a platform for stakeholders to renew our public-private partnerships for the SDGs and support investments in critical solutions for the SDGs around food, water, energy, finance and education.

Participation in the Private Sector Forum is strictly by invitation only. Select Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial 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.

Invitations are only issued solely to Chief Executives and Chief Financial Officers (or the equivalent highest-level representative based on company structure). 

Due to limited capacity and the exceptionally high-level nature of the event, we are unable to accommodate replacement nomination requests. 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.

Due to the high-level nature of the event, as well as space and security constraints at the UN during General Assembly Week, only the CEO (or highest-level representative per organization) will be granted access to the Private Sector Forum.

Due to the high-level nature of the event, as well as space and security constraints at the UN during General Assembly Week, only the CEO (or highest-level representative per organization) will be granted access to 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.

Non-UN Global Compact Participant or Signatory    USD$ 5,000
UN Global Compact Participant/ Signatory    USD$ 1,599 early-bird rate.  Regular rate $1,899.
Head of State or Government    Complimentary
Head of UN Agency, Funds and Programmes    Complimentary

The Private Sector Forum relies on a cost-covering contribution from private sector participants. This contribution will support the costs of the event. For more information on registration fees, please contact unga@unglobalcompact.org. Further, to learn more about joining the UN Global Compact and/or upgrading your engagement tier please review our website here.

 

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

Each table will seat approximately 10 participants and have representatives from the private sector, Government and the UN. Table allocation will take into consideration geographical diversity and gender balance, as well as aligned commitments. Participants will be notified of the table seating assignments closer to the event date.

The Heads of State or Government of all UN Member States have been invited to attend the Private Sector Forum. 

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 media@unglobalcompact.org.