Business and the Sustainable Development Goals
From September 18-22, 2017 in New York, the United Nations General Assembly will convene with a focus on the Global Goals. According to DEVEX, key developments to watch out for during these high-level meetings include António Guterres’ debut UNGA as secretary-general, UN reform, President Trump’s speech to the U.N., and humanitarian crises. The Devex summary also flags as important the transformation and recognition of the role of the private sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In many U.N. settings, business is now acknowledged as a critical partner to help achieve the SDGs through investments, corporate responsibility, product innovation and more. This year, the International Chamber of Commerce will attend the UNGA in its capacity as an Observer Organization to the UNGA, represents thousands of companies and associations all over the world. Other business organizations will be involved in UNGA related side events on SDG reporting, innovation and partnerships, hosted around the city. USCIB will be on the ground all week with a series of events centered on the theme: “Business Makes It Happen.”
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