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).