UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly 2023
New York City
September 17-21

The 78th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) represents a powerful opportunity to mobilize action on the global water crisis.

Join us in New York City between September 17-21. The week includes Climate Week, the SDG Summit, and the Private Sector Forum among many others.

The Pacific Institute will join global leaders at events part of the UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York City. Building on momentum from the UN 2023 Water Conference, the week will unite business leaders, public servants, change makers, and civil society representatives from all over the world.

Learn more about our participation below.

UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit

Date: September 19, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Location: The Nest Climate Campus, 5th Floor of the Javits Center North
Convenors: UN Global Compact

Live and in person, the 2023 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will convene changemakers, forward-thinking business leaders, SDG stakeholders, Government and UN officials from across the globe—exceptional leaders shaping our future— for a full-day of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways.

Breakout Session: Moving Forward Faster to Scale Positive Impact in 100 Basins

Time: 01:45 – 02:45 PM ET

To achieve the outcomes of having a positive water impact in 100 basins, as stated by the Business Open Call to Accelerate Action on Water, we need more engagement from companies and from different stakeholders at the basin level. The session will present how Local Networks of the UNGC can play a vital role in engaging local companies and in helping to identify local collective action implementers and work with them on campaigns and advocacy. We will also hear from an implementation partner about the importance of having global and local support to boost collective action outcomes. The Second part of the session will focus on ways we can innovate on the technological and financial sides to allow better decision-making processes, impact tracking data, and funding alternatives to facilitate companies’ engagement in collective actions.

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CEO Water Mandate Annual General Meeting

Date: September 20, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
Location: The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue & Online
Convenors: CEO Water Mandate

This annual general meeting will be a breakfast session where the Mandate will give updates on numerous programmatic areas, upcoming priorities and activities for the year, and a reflection about recent developments with the Business Open Call to Accelerate Action on Water.

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Corporate Water Stewardship Half-Day Event

Date: September 20, 2023 
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
Location: The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue & Online
Conveners: CEO Water Mandate

In addition to our extensive UNGA programming, the CEO Water Mandate will host a half-day off-site event to engage with our network on water stewardship. The agenda includes several sessions. Join us in person to participate in our dynamic sessions or watch online. While certain sessions will only be available for select groups, the event is open to a variety of stakeholders including endorser representatives, sustainability managers, water professionals, partner NGO directors and managers, and government cooperation representatives.

Scaling Positive Water Impact in 100 Basins

This session will discuss how to leverage collective action to achieve positive water impact in the CEO Water Mandate’s 100 priority water basins.

CEO Water Mandate Networking Lunch

Connect with other leaders in the global water stewardship community over a catered lunch.

Demonstrations of Positive Water Impact & Returns: Collective Corporate Investment Opportunities for our 2030 Ambition 

This session will showcase the measurable impact that collective corporate investments can unleash to achieve positive water impact goals that also unlock new sources of financing for water resilience. 

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