CSW63 (2019) The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women 
Mar
11
to Mar 22

CSW63 (2019) The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women 

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The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.

Representatives of  Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session.

Themes

  • Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;

  • Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session); 

Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234).

The Bureau for the 63rd session (2019) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members: 

  • H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland), Chair (Western European and other States Group)

  • Ms. Koki Muli Grignon (Kenya), Vice-Chair (African States Group)

  • Mr. Mauricio Carabali Baquero (Colombia), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)

  • Ms. Rena Tasuja (Estonia), Vice-Chair (Eastern European States Group)

  • Mr. Mohammed S. Marzooq (Iraq), Vice-Chair designate (Asia-Pacific States Group)

Preparations

  • Expert Group Meeting: Social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality
    In preparation for the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women will convene an Expert Group Meeting on the priority theme: “Social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality” in New York, 13 to 15 September 2018.

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2019 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum
Mar
14
6:00 AM06:00

2019 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life is essential to building stronger economies and improving the quality of life for both women and men. The private sector has a central and active role to play in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Development is about how we all choose to do business and how we reflect principles of equality on an everyday level, so they permeate our cultures, values, performance and business practices.

Companies drive gains in productivity, competitiveness and innovation by developing policies and practices to improve gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developing gender responsive procurement and sourcing from women-owned businesses is another key way companies are both promoting equality and opening themselves up to new market opportunities.

We cannot meet the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Global Goals unless women and girls are on an equal footing with men and boys, and the private sector is essential to this mission.

In the spirit of advancing the crucial role of the private sector to achieve Goal 5: Gender Equality, UN Women, the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Office for Partnerships have joined forces to organize the annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum. The Forum will take place in New York on 15 March 2018 and provide a platform for presenting ongoing, successful business initiatives that aim to advance women’s empowerment, economic inclusion and entrepreneurship globally.

The objectives of this half-day Forum are to:

  • Build awareness of business innovations that accelerate women’s empowerment and have a real impact on the quality of life for women, men, families and communities;

  • Identify key actions to address the financing gap for women’s empowerment; and

  • Drive change and commit to scaled-up partnerships between the UN and the private sector to achieve the 2030 Agenda through women’s economic empowerment.

The ambition of the conference is to showcase private sector initiatives for gender equality and to examine how these activities can be scaled up. Private sector representatives have been invited to demonstrate their work fast-tracking women’s equal participation in the workforce, share their personal experience as women entrepreneurs, as well as to discuss how business can help ensure women’s access to finance and empowerment across the value chain.
 

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Sharjah FDI Forum 2018
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Sharjah FDI Forum 2018

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Sharjah FDI Forum 2018

Join elite business leaders and economists from the public and private sectors from around the world, at the 4th edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum, organized by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), and the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah). The forum, also held with the strategic partnership of CNBC Arabia, will lead topics which will address the future socioeconomic developments, changes in global economies and the integration of innovative solutions and technologies to boost competitiveness and sustainable investments.

The two-day forum will help you capitalise on your investment opportunities and guide you to leading an array of prospects and markets from Sharjah and the U.A.E to the rest of the MENA region.

For exhibition and sponsorship enquiries:

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EU-Africa Summit
Nov
30
9:30 AM09:30

EU-Africa Summit

The European Business Summit is the leading annual platform where business, policy-makers, civil society and academia meet together to discuss the current trends and challenges in the EU and the world. With 200 high-level speakers, 50 interactive debates and unique networking opportunities, EBS has become a landmark event in Brussels, attracting 2000 attendees each year. 

This year's edition welcomed a wide range of high-level speakers for key moments including Minister Wolfgang Schäuble who spoke on Europe in a new world, CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu on Sustainable Development Goals, former Prime Minister Mario Monti on the future of the European economy, MEP Guy Verhofstadt on the future of Europe, and 10 EU Commissioners speaking on creating a new narrative for Europe.

The European Business Summit is also organising Back from Davos event. EBS supports other events such as European Defence Industry Summit, Think Digital and Energy Policy Summit. 

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United Nations Conference on Business and Human Rights
Nov
26
to Nov 28

United Nations Conference on Business and Human Rights

About the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Forum is the world's largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media.

Over three days, participants take part in 60+ panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights  (the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues. 

The Forum is the foremost event to network, share experiences and learn about the latest initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights.  

The UN Human Rights Council established the Forum in 2011 to serve as a global platform for stakeholders to ”discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights.” It is guided and chaired by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, as per Human Rights Council resolutions 17/4 and 35/7. 

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 Abu Dhabi Diplomacy Conference 2018
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Abu Dhabi Diplomacy Conference 2018

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Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) today announced at a press conference that it will host the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Diplomacy Conference that is set to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform to discuss the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the field of diplomatic practice.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and set to take place from 14 to 15 November at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, the event will draw the participation of over 300 delegates.

In addition to keynote speaker sessions, the agenda will feature interactive panel discussions and practical workshops designed to identify effective solutions that can be implemented by ministries of foreign affairs across the globe. A distinguished line-up of confirmed speakers includes Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation; His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State; His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence; Her Excellency Susana Malcorra, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Argentina Republic; Her Excellency María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia; and His Excellency Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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The Global Islamic Economic Summit
Oct
30
to Oct 31

The Global Islamic Economic Summit

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The Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive forum dedicated to the Islamic economy.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the summit brings together influential policymakers and experts to address the greatest challenges and opportunities in the Islamic economy.

Organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), and strategically supported by Thomson Reuters, GIES 2018 will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, from 30 to 31 October.

The third edition of the event drew the participation of nearly 2,500 officials and business leaders from 74 countries, validating the ever-broadening appeal of the Islamic economy.

Now in its fourth edition, GIES 2018 is set to welcome an even larger audience of more than 3,000 attendees, who will hear from a distinguished panel of industry champions and visionary leaders. Themed ‘A Shared Future’, the summit will cover topics such as social impact entrepreneurship, responsible finance, skilling up for the fourth industrial revolution, and harnessing blockchain for the Islamic economy.

The event will also host the sixth Islamic Economy Award (IEA) ceremony to recognise extraordinary business initiatives and individuals that have contributed to the welfare of the Muslim population.

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World Investment Forum 2018
Oct
25
to Oct 28

World Investment Forum 2018

About the Forum

The World Investment Forum is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges. Its mission is to provide a platform where a debate on “investment for development” can take place and ultimately to promote investment flows that contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. With its ties to UN member States, the World Investment Forum is able to bring together a broad coalition of investment stakeholders at the highest level who can influence the global investment landscape.

Past editions of the World Investment Forum brought together thousands of participants from more than 140 countries across the world, including Heads of State, global CEOs, heads of international organizations and civil society. The 2014 Forum was the biggest edition yet, with over 3,000 participants from 150 countries that heard from 300 speakers in 50 events.  The outcome of last year’s event, as well as previous additions, can be found here.

The World Investment Forum 2016 

World Investment Forum 2016 will continue to serve as the global forum for inclusive dialogue and policy formulation on investment-development needs at the highest level, bringing together investment partners to discuss challenges, opportunities and policy solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Providing a meeting place to shape development solutions, exchange ideas, forge partnerships and launch actions, World Investment Forum 2016 will facilitate engagements and effective networking through a rich diversity of high-profile events. 

Why You Should Participate in World Investment Forum 2016

World Investment Forum 2016 will allow you to:

  • Engage with investment stakeholders to help shape an effective, inclusive and fair agenda for change

  • Create strategic partnerships and expand your network

  • Learn how you can be part of a global “New Deal”

  • Discover what the changing development agenda means for your business

There are no fees for this United Nations event, but registration is required. Please stay tuned for event details, or subscribe to the World Investment Forum mailing list to stay informed.

Join us in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 17-21 July 2016 to define the sustainable development agenda

Programme

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CSR Lebanon Forum
Oct
25
5:00 AM05:00

CSR Lebanon Forum

The 8th CSR LEBANON FORUM

When the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), they laid out a wide-ranging global agenda for sustainable growth through to 2030. While the Goals are intended to engage the private sector, many companies are still figuring out how they should engage with the SDGs. The global goals looked challenging enough in the past years and despite political shifts, tightening budgets and environmental manmade disasters, there is a wide agreement that achieving the SDGs will require nothing less than a transformative approach. 

The 8th CSR LEBANON FORUM will focus on how together, we can make progress on the goals despite the financial constraints; build the business case to engage stakeholders; and how youth – specifically millennials, have positioned themselves as being the new driving force to yield the strongest impact.

ABOUT THE FORUM

When the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they laid out awide-ranging global agenda for sustainable growth through to 2030. Implementing theSDGs requires a serious change in the way we look at the environment, equity and poverty.

On 25 October, the 8th CSR LEBANON FORUM will be your destination to gather knowl-edge and engage with key experts, providing participants with the needed know-how on how together, we can make progress on the Goals despite the financial constraints; build the business case to engage stakeholders; and how youth – specifically millennials, can bethe new driving force to yield the strongest impact.


Program of the CSR Lebanon Forum


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Arabia CSR Forum 2018
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Arabia CSR Forum 2018

The forum is a platform that takes place every two years alongside the Arabia CSR Awards. It is the region’s premier convention on CSR and sustainability. It attracts leaders, thinkers, evangelists, practitioners and policy makers from all over the globe. The forum targets latest themes, topics and debates around CSR and sustainability, illuminating minds and motivating adoption of international standards and best practices. The 2018 forum will lift the veil off a most challenging theme; – “Driving Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals”. While innovation is well on its way to becoming the guiding strategy of governments and business around the globe, it is nonetheless important to understand the scope of actionable innovation strategies and technological breakthrough with respect to the seventeen SDGs. The 2018 forum will present a galaxy of thought and practice leaders who will share their insights and experiences related to the theme of the forum.

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The Concordia Annual Summit 2018
Sep
24
to Sep 26

The Concordia Annual Summit 2018

The 2018 Concordia Annual Summit will be held on September 24th-26th, 2018 in New York City, where we hope to build on the success of the 2017 Summit and elevate critical discussions as the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

At Concordia, inclusivity remains at the core of what we do, and our 2018 Annual Summit will strive to elevate unique voices that wouldn’t ordinarily have access to such a large and diverse forum in which to be heard. We are also continuing our efforts to facilitate effective and lasting partnerships. 

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73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA73)
Sep
18
to Sep 30

73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA73)

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will open on 18 September 2018. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

From 23-24 September, the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is scheduled to take place at UN Headquarters.

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Athens Democracy Forum
Sep
16
to Sep 18

Athens Democracy Forum

With emerging democracies backsliding into authoritarianism and others falling prey to populism, there has never been a more urgent need to assess the evolving state of democracy and its impact now, amid rapid global change.

This September, The New York Times will bring together its senior journalists with international business leaders, policy makers, and a broad variety of experts to debate and discuss the current state of democracy with a focus on new solutions.

Delegates from different countries and industries will collaborate to identify concrete actions for governments, businesses and citizens to take to preserve a free society.

The agenda addresses issues including:

  • The Allure of the Illiberal: Are there flaws in the classic models of democracy?

  • When Technology Collides with Citizenship: How are rapid technological advances changing the nature of politics?

  • Identity, Diversity and Inclusion: How can democracies preserve human rights amid pervasive populist backlashes?

  • The Business of Business: Do companies today have a greater responsibility to society, and when is engagement good for business?

Athens Democracy Forum is proud to have the endorsement of the United Nations Secretary General António GuterresView his message of support.

The Greek Minister of Tourism welcomes you to Greece. View her letter here.

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High Level Political Forum 2018
Jul
9
to Jul 18

High Level Political Forum 2018

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The theme will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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Gender-Responsive Macroeconomics and Public Policy
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Gender-Responsive Macroeconomics and Public Policy

Objectives

The overall objective of the course is to provide basic and intermediate level training modules on Engendering Economics, with the specific goal of building technical capacity of UN Women’s country staff in the area of gender and economics to meet their needs, so as to equip them with tools to engage policy-makers and other development partners operating in the area of economic policy at the country level.

Modules

The course will include the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction to Economics
Module 2: Introduction to Gender-Aware Economics and Methods of Analysis
Module 3: Gender and Macroeconomics: theory and practice
Module 4: Decent work, unpaid care work, and social protections
Module 5: Gender, trade, investment and value chains development
Module 6: Gender, public Finance, and Investing for gender equality
Module 7: Economic Policy Making and the SDGs: How to reach the goals

Completion of the self- study modules will ensure that all the participants start from a common knowledge baseline and that they will have had a chance to do the readings before participating in the 5 days course that will address the problems posed by the self-study component at a more advanced level. It will consist of presentations by the instructors, discussion sessions, lab sessions and presentations by the participants.

Audience

UN Women country representatives, deputy representatives and Women Economic Empowerment Staff.

 

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European Business Summit
May
23
to May 24

European Business Summit

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The European Business Summit is the leading annual platform where business, policy-makers, civil society and academia meet together to discuss the current trends and challenges in the EU and the world. With 200 high-level speakers, 50 interactive debates and unique networking opportunities, EBS has become a landmark event in Brussels, attracting 2000 attendees each year. 

This year's edition welcomed a wide range of high-level speakers for key moments including Minister Wolfgang Schäuble who spoke on Europe in a new world, CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu on Sustainable Development Goals, former Prime Minister Mario Monti on the future of the European economy, MEP Guy Verhofstadt on the future of Europe, and 10 EU Commissioners speaking on creating a new narrative for Europe.

The European Business Summit is also organising Back from Davos event. EBS supports other events such as European Defence Industry Summit, Think Digital and Energy Policy Summit. 

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OECD Social Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting
May
14
to May 15

OECD Social Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting

On May 15th 2018, Ministers responsible for Social Policy in over 35 OECD and partner countries will meet in Montréal to exchange their views on their countries’ challenges, opportunities, and best practices in social protection in a Ministerial meeting entitled Social Policy for Shared Prosperity: Embracing the Future.

Ministers will address:

  • Modernising social protection systems to better incorporate workers in non-standard jobs
  • Promoting diversity and social inclusion for all people
  • Coping with the challenges of population ageing
  • Ensuring that children and youths have equal opportunities to succeed in life
  • Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s issues in policy design and reform

 Ministers will also set out their priorities for the Social Policy work of the OECD. 

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2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group
Apr
16
to Apr 22

2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

During the annual Spring Meetings, the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings and press conferences, focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets.

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Spring Meetings is here.

 

dates: 20-22 April 2018
location: Washington D.C., US
www: https://www.imf.org/external/am/

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CSW62 (2018)
Mar
12
to Mar 23

CSW62 (2018)

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CSW62 (2018)

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.
 

Themes

  • Priority theme:
    Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
  • Review theme:
    Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);

 

 

Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234).

The Bureau for the 62nd session (2018) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members:

  • H.E. Mr. David Donoghue (Ireland), Chair (Western European and other States Group)
  • Ms. Koki Muli Grignon (Kenya), Vice-Chair (African States Group)
  • Mr. Mauricio Carabali Baquero (Colombia), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group)
  • Ms. Rena Tasuja (Estonia), Vice-Chair-designate (Eastern European States Group)
  • Mr. Rokebul Haque (Bangladesh), Vice-Chair-designate (Asia-Pacific States Group)
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2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
Nov
27
to Nov 29

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for yearly stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rightsfrom paper to practice. As the world’s largest gathering on the topic of business and human rights, it provides a unique space for dialogue on major human rights issues in the global economy.

The Forum brings together more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups, non-governmental organizations, law firms, investor organisations, United Nations bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media. Over three days, they engage in discussions on current business-related human rights topics, sharing ideas and practice on how to better respect and protect human rights in a business context. 

The Forum was established in 2011 by the Human Rights Council (resolution17/4) to serve as a global platform to “discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles [on Business and Human Rights] and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights, including challenges faced in particular sectors, operational environments or in relation to specific rights or groups, as well as identifying good practices.”

The Forum is open to all relevant stakeholder groups, including States, the wider United Nations system, intergovernmental and regional organisations, businesses, labour unions, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, and affected stakeholders, among others.

The Forum is guided by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights and organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. As of 2017 (resolution 35/7 ), the Working Group also has a mandate to chair the Forum and to prepare a report on the proceedings and thematic recommendations of the Forum.

For information about the 2017 Forum on Business and Human Rights, click here.

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Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils

The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils is the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on the future. The network convenes the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society to challenge conventional thinking and develop new insights and perspectives on the key global systems, as well as the impact and governance of key emerging technologies. In a global environment marked by short-term orientation and siloed thinking, the network fosters interdisciplinary and long-range thinking to support a sustainable and equitable future. Members of the network meet annually at the Annual Meeting for the Global Future Councils in the United Arab Emirates, and virtually several times a year to monitor trends, identify global risks, discuss ideas and explore interconnections between issues. They also develop recommendations and integrate their findings into World Economic Forum activities such as the Annual Meeting in Davos and regional and industry events, as well as into global decision-making processes.

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Nationaal Sustainability Congres 2017
Nov
9
2:30 PM14:30

Nationaal Sustainability Congres 2017

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Purpose, action, impact!
Accelereren naar een duurzame toekomst

De 17e editie van het Nationaal Sustainability Congres (NSC) richt zich op het versnellen van de duurzame ontwikkeling door purpose en impact. De invloed van menselijk handelen op de planeet is onomstotelijk bewezen. De gevolgen van klimaatverandering zijn inmiddels volop merkbaar. Mensenrechten worden nog lang niet overal gerespecteerd en sociale cohesie staat onder druk. En zelfs honger is anno 2017 nog altijd de wereld niet uit. Tijdens het NSC 2017 dan ook geen focus op visies en meningen, maar op concrete plannen en acties. Laat u inspireren en wordt onderdeel van deze actiegerichte beweging.

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World Export Development Forum 2017
Oct
25
to Oct 26

World Export Development Forum 2017

The World Export Development Forum (WEDF) is a unique global platform dedicated to supporting trade-led development.  

WEDF provides an issue-focused setting for policymakers, trade & investment support institutions and business leaders to gain practical understanding in trade competitiveness. It also provides unparalleled opportunities for business operators to network and meet with potential partners. Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the only United Nations organization with an exclusive focus on assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to internationalize, WEDF is dedicated to the development of SMEs.

WEDF will bring together over 600 senior national and international policymakers, heads of trade support organizations, business leaders and representatives of international agencies. Through high-level plenaries, workshops and facilitated business-to-business meetings, participants will increase their practical knowledge in the latest innovations, processes and policies, and establish new partnerships and contacts.

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World Bank Group Annual Meetings
Oct
9
to Oct 15

World Bank Group Annual Meetings

The Annual Meetings, which are attended by approximately 4,000 member-country delegates, 650 observer organization representatives, 900 members of the press, and 550 accredited civil society members, are held each Fall. The 2017 Annual Meetings will be held from October 13 - 15 in Washington, D.C.

At the Annual Meetings, the joint World Bank Group-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee convene to discuss the work of the institutions. The Plenary Session of the World Bank Group and IMF Boards of Governors is also held during the Annual Meetings.

 

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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 will gather global leaders to inspire true leadership for the SDGs, present highlights of General Assembly week and chart the way ahead for increased public-private collaboration to create the world we want. The Summit serves as the annual opportunity to unveil the UN Global Compact’s latest intelligence from Action Platforms, generate meaningful and innovative engagement opportunities around the SDGs and to celebrate ambitious leaders and innovators from around the worlds with 2017 Pioneers, Project Breakthrough and the Global Opportunity Explorer. Registration will open in May 2017.

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The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit
Sep
18
to Sep 19

The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit

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The Concordia Annual Summit convenes the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to foster dialogue and enable effective partnerships for positive social impact. This global affairs forum takes place in New York City and examines the world’s most pressing challenges to identify avenues for collaboration. 

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United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017
Sep
18
7:30 AM07:30

United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017

The United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017 will focus on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The interactive Forum is designed to increase understanding of efforts underway by the private sector and civil society, and provide a platform for the private sector to announce long-term goals and partnerships that will make an important contribution towards achieving sustainable development for all.  

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Athens Democracy Forum
Sep
13
to Sep 17

Athens Democracy Forum

Solutions for a Changing World

We are at a remarkable crossroads in history, where recent events are challenging the arc of progress and prosperity and upending fundamental beliefs about globalization, international cooperation and the enduring nature of democracy. Is the Western spirit of integration and openness being replaced by walls, both metaphorically and literally? What are the threats and opportunities within this changing social, political and economic environment? Can democratic systems be reformed, or is a complete overhaul the only option?

The New York Times Athens Democracy Forum has never been more urgent, relevant or important. This September 13-17, we will assemble leading policy makers, business leaders, scholars and other experts to define, assess and tackle the critical questions about the world at this moment.

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2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education
Jul
18
to Jul 19

2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education

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Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office.

The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles, and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to advance social responsibility through incorporating universal values into curricula and research. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.

The PRME initiative serves as a framework for gradual, systemic change in business schools and management-related institutions, based on three distinctive characteristics of the initiative: continuing improvement, a learning network, and reporting progress to stakeholders. Reporting on progress by participant institutions to stakeholders through Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports is an essential part of the active commitment to PRME. SIP reporting provides information on progress achieved in the implementation of PRME, an opportunity for exchanging effective practices, and creates a learning community with other participating institutions.

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PRME is governed, along with the United Nations Global Compact, by a Steering Committee comprised of the main business school accreditation bodies, and specialised and regional associations. A PRME Advisory Committee composed of individuals from PRME signatory institutions and created in 2014, gives additional strategic advice to the PRME Steering Committee and the PRME Secretariat.

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6:00 AM06:00

Sustainable Development Goals Business Forum

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to Jun 7

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