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As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact works with companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. 
At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision.

The UN Global Compact hosts over 20 flagship events each year, including the Private Sector Forum and the SDG Business Forum, bringing the private sector voice to the UN.

For more information about the United Nations Global Compact please
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All mainstage sessions at Uniting Business LIVE will be conducted in English. 

The third annual Uniting Business LIVE connects the high-level multi stakeholder dialogues of the Private Sector Forum, the grounded local knowledge and implementation strategies in the Global Impact Forum, and partnership and leadership examples of the SDG Business Forum, into one inclusive, impactful and innovative all access virtual event. 

Over the course of the three days at the start of the high-level opening week of the next UN General Assembly session, leading Chief Executives, Heads of State and Government, corporate sustainability experts and business leaders, plus heads of UN agencies and civil society organizations will come together to take stock of the state of the world, address gaps in progress, drive business ambition on the SDGs and highlight cooperative and actionable solutions that are ready — today. These themes will run throughout multi-stakeholder panels, live General Assembly presentations and CEO interventions, and will encourage a global cross-sector dialogue through interactive breakout-sessions and exposition booths. 

This year we will also be hosting LIVE panel sessions and keynotes from our Local Network hubs around the world. We will break the digital “fourth wall” by streaming a mix of virtual and LIVE stages, and host both virtual and in person networking sessions in select areas. Join the United Nations Global Compact as we continue to Unite business for a better world. 
 

Registration is complimentary to all employees of UN Global Compact participant and signatory companies and non-business stakeholders, as well as ICC and UN DESA affiliates and UN partners. If your company is a UN Global Compact, ICC, and/or DESA participant please email us at unga@unglobalcompact.org for your complimentary link. For all others there is a $299 USD fee to attend.

Please check the programme tab for the most updated information on sessions. Check back regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered participants will also receive regular programme and speaker updates as they become available.

No, Uniting Business LIVE is open to all companies and attendees of all levels and titles. Please share the registration link widely. We want to make this event as inclusive and informative as possible.

Please visit our MEDIA page for all the information needed if you are a member of the media. For any additional questions, please direct them to alex@mackworthassociates.com.

All mainstage sessions at Uniting Business LIVE will be conducted in English. 

Please email unga@unglobalcompact.org for any additional questions.