UN Business Arena – High-Level Stakeholder Meeting

Leaders of the Arena’s organising partners, hosting organisations and global business partners meet in Oslo to stake out the strategic direction of the Arena, and secure business as a key driver


5. jun
Kl. 10:00 - 21:30


UN Global Compact Norge

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To ensure that all stakeholders are fully involved in the creation of the UN Business Arena and to bring together diverse local and global business perspectives, a high-level meeting will be convened on 5 June 2023. This meeting will engage key representatives from business, government, civil society and academia in dialogue and collaborative action to advance sustainable development through transformative missions. The focus will be on identifying concrete steps and partnerships to drive progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting will be attended by global heads of the main partners, including the Business for Peace Foundation, UN Global Compact, UNDP, ICC, PRI, NHO, City of Oslo, and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the goal of building momentum towards the eventual Arena happening in 2024. The meeting will be held on 5 June, 2023, at Askeladdens Hus, which is situated within the Soria Moria Hotel in Oslo. The event will begin at 10 am. For any additional questions or information, please feel free to reach out to the Head of Secretariat, Henrik Friis: henrik.meneses@globalcompact.no.

Tentative Agenda:

09:30: Reception and Arrival

10:00: Welcome & Introduction by Master of Ceremony (Plenary Hall)

10:15: Opening Address by Sanda Ojiambo: The lack of progress on the SDGs and the need for a new Arena

10:25 AM: Open Business Diplomacy

10:35 AM: UN Business Arena Presentation

10:45 a.m.: Private-Sector Address: The Need for increased public/private collaboration

11:00 a.m.: Transformative Missions: Mariana Mazzucato (tbc)

11:15 AM: Break-out sessions

12:30 p.m.: Key-findings (Plenary Hall)

13:00: Lunch (Buffet)

14:45-17:00: Bilateral Meetings

19:00: Aperitif

19:30: Working dinner with UN Business Arena, UNGC, and NORAD on investment opportunities in the Global South

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5. jun


UN Global Compact Norge

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