A Special Event to Recognize Two Important Anniversaries: United Nations and Global Compact

Our colleague Isabella Bunn asked that we inform you of the following opportunity:

An upcoming special event being hosted by the U.N. Global Compact to mark the 75thanniversary of the U.N. and the 20th anniversary of the U.N. Global Compact.  Uniting Business Live takes place online over three days: Private Sector Forum (Monday, September 21), Global Impact Forum (Tuesday, September 22), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Business Forum (Wednesday, September 23).  This note provides further information and registration details, in case it may be of interest to participants in the Caux Round Table network.



To mark the opening of the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly, our special event Uniting Business LIVE from September 21 to 23 will virtually convene leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase their commitment to the U.N.’s mission.

Over a series of three forums, leading chief executives, corporate sustainability experts and business leaders 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 actional 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 programme-themed meet-ups, interactive breakout-sessions and exposition booths.

As the world moves from reflection to action, join us to learn how business can take clear steps and demonstrate bold leadership for the Decade of Action to transform business models and economies to become more just and inclusive, ensuring we leave no one behind. 


Complimentary 3-day passes are available to certain designated categories of individuals.  Please refer to the registration tab on the site noted above.  A written request for a pass must be sent to unga@unglobalcompact.org.  Otherwise, the registration fee is $299 (USD).


On the link, there is a tab marked “CEO Statement.”  For your reference, I have also attached United in the Business of a Better World – A Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.  The statement was developed through the U.N. Global Compact Action Platform on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, which reinforces SDG #16.  It is well worth reviewing.

I hope you can participate.