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UN Summit, 20-22 September, New York

Private Sector

A wide range of events involving the private sector are being organized by the UN and other organizations during the MDG Summit. The following guide has been assembled to help business representatives plan ahead by identifying events and engagement opportunities in New York during the week of 20 September. Among them are:

Millennium Campaign

Accelerating Progress Towards the MDGs Through Inclusive Business

  • Date: 21 September 2010
  • Time: 14:00 - 18:00
  • Place: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York, One United Nations Plaza, 44th Street between First and Second Avenue, New York, NY

To coincide with the UN MDG Summit, a number of the world’s leading business networks and initiatives are coming together to rally business energy and expertise around inclusive business models in support of the MDGs in a high-level workshop co-sponsored by the Business Call to Action, UN Development Programme, UN Office of Partnerships, the UN Global Compact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Business Action for Africa, the International Business Leaders Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

World Business and Development Awards

  • Date: 21 September 2010
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Place: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York, One United Nations Plaza, 44th Street between First and Second Avenue, New York, NY

The biennial World Business and Development Awards acknowledge the contribution of the private sector to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals through their core business. The 2010 World Business and Development Awards is one of the central events this year that will recognize the key contributions of the private sector to development.

Third UN Private Sector Forum

  • Date: 22 September 2010
  • Time: 12:00 - 15:00
  • Place: United Nations Visitors Lobby

Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the third UN Private Sector Forum will bring together approximately 350 Heads of State and Government, Chief Executive Officers, Civil Society Leaders and Heads of UN Agencies during the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. With a view to identifying effective ways and means to accelerate progress and generate action to achieve the MDGs by 2015, the UN Private Sector Forum’s objectives are to:

  • Identify concrete actions the private sector can take to help close the implementation gaps over the next five years.
  • Provide a platform for the business community to share the actions they have taken towards the achievement of the MDGs, communicate recommendations to governments and announce new partnerships between business and the UN in support of the MDGs.
  • Highlight ways in which governments can facilitate further business engagement in development.

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