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Opening of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021
The UN Global Compact 2021 Leaders Summit will elevate ambition for strategic collective action, with focused objectives and clear paths to recovery from the continued climate crisis, global pandemic, economic disparities and social inequalities. The annual Summit will once again virtually convene more than 25,000 leaders from business, Government, the UN, and Civil Society, to take stock of the state of progress, highlight the areas for greater influence, and drive collective action on focused issues to make lasting change. 

Only through multi-stakeholder collaboration, innovative thought leadership, transparent reporting on progress and focused data driven initiatives can we get back on track.  Now, more than ever before, adherence to the Ten Principles and advancement of responsible business practices is essential for recovery and rebuilding a just, equitable and resilient society.

The secretary general is invited to give opening remarks followed with remarks throughout the morning from various Heads of UN agencies (including: Inger Anderson, Executive Director,  UNEP; Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General, UNODC; Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN SG for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy) and Heads of State (Invited: US, Tanzania, South Korea, Qatar).
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Tuesday, 15 June 2021
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12:00 am
24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming.
08:00 am
Opening of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021.
09:00 am
UNOCT International Expert Group Meeting on the Protection of Urban Centres and Touristic Venues (15-16 June 2021).
Observance of the International Day of Family Remittances 2021 - Recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021: Access to Justice.
World Refugee Day Event - The power of inclusion.
09:45 am
Security Council Media Stakeout: Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (following the Security Council briefing on Yemen).
10:00 am
The situation in the Middle East (Yemen) - Security Council, 8797th meeting.
(1st meeting) Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fourteenth session, COSP14 (15-17 June 2021).
(4th meeting) Special Committee of 24 (Decolonization Committee) - Resumed session, 14-25 June 2021.
Economic and Social Council: Informal meeting on sustainable infrastructure investment.
12:00 pm
Press Conference: The 14th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.
03:00 pm
(2nd meeting) Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fourteenth session, COSP14 (15-17 June 2021).
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