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UN Private Sector Forum 2016

Closed Event 9/19 : Time to be confirmed
United Nations Headquarters

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2016 is a year of action: the United Nations, Governments, Business and Civil Society are coming together to jump-start progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s UN Private Sector Forum is focused on the role of business in advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Forum will be convened in the context of the United Nations High-Level Summit on Large Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

With the theme of Business and the Global Goals: Securing the Way Forward, the Private Sector Forum will highlight important connections between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the new Agenda for Humanity – which, together with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Action Agenda on Financing for Development, are pillars of the 2030 Agenda.

Over 60 million people are displaced by conflict and instability worldwide, and average displacement time now stretches 17 years. These staggering numbers challenge global efforts to secure a truly sustainable and prosperous future for all. Advancing the 2030 Agenda is crucial to stem growing flows of people fleeing conflict and insecurity around the world, address root causes of instability, and avoid future crises caused by large scale migration and forced displacement. Whether creating jobs, investing in education, skills, and training, supporting refugee resettlement efforts, or tackling underlying causes of displacement like climate change, companies can have a huge impact in preventing instability and helping peaceful societies flourish by investing in the SDGs. The Private Sector Forum will identify and showcase business contributions in these areas and explore opportunities for greater collaboration between the UN and the private sector to secure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

350 Chief Executives, Heads of State and Government, leaders of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, and leaders from civil society, business associations, foundations and investor groups will attend the forum. Participation is by invitation only. Due to limited capacity, chief executives and leaders from organizations that are UN Global Compact signatories will have priority in attending the event. To request an invitation please email

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Event Details

Access: Closed

Cost: Invite Only

Event Type: Lecture/Forum, United Nations Meeting

Event Topic(s): Environment, Business, Development, Climate and Sustainable Development

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