Hosted annually by the United Nations Secretary-General at the opening of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Private Sector Forum brings together leading CEOs and investors, Heads of State and Government, senior UN leadership and select civil society representatives for an interactive discussion and high-level networking opportunity. The luncheon event helps participants identify new opportunities to work together to achieve shared objectives.
This year, the Forum theme is Financing the 2030 Agenda: Unlocking Prosperity. With just thirteen years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global community needs to unlock innovative forms of financing at an unprecedented scale, redirect existing financial flows to be consistent with sustainable development, and catalyze responsible business growth to achieve the Global Goals. Recognizing that building sustainable financial markets comes with diverse challenges, including overcoming market tendencies toward short-termism, the Forum will focus on identifying solutions all sectors must take to drive capital towards achieving the SDGs.