Role of Governments at the Leaders Summit
Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions for details on the role of Governments at the UN Global Leaders Summit 2010.
Ministerial Session - for high-level Government officials only
23 June, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
How can Governments promote business efforts to ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and society everywhere?
Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Ministerial Session will provide a unique opportunity to discuss how Governments can promote corporate responsibility through a variety of policy measures and engage the private sector in development cooperation, particularly in support of the Millennium Development Goals.
The Secretary-General will open the Ministerial Session, followed by brief introductory remarks from the co-hosts. After the opening, a roundtable discussion will address the key topics outlined. At the conclusion of the meeting, participants will formally adopt a Ministerial Statement on the role of Governments in promoting corporate responsibility and private-sector support for the Millennium Development Goals. The Statement will be developed in the lead-up to the event. Following the session, the final Statement will be presented at the Leaders Summit.
Please also refer to the preliminary agenda.
A background paper prepared by the Global Compact Office in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Foundation will be circulated in advance to assist Governments in their preparations for this Session. The background paper will provide an update on trends and recent developments concerning the role of Governments in promoting corporate responsibility and engaging the private sector to play an active role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In addition, the paper will offer practical guidance on how Governments can promote policy options within these areas. The report will be circulated to all Government participants by early June 2010, together with the agenda for the Ministerial Session. For a preliminary conceptual framework of the background paper, please refer to the draft storyline.
Governments are requested to indicate their interest in speaking at the roundtable discussion to Ms. Laura Nielsen at +1 (917) 367-9501 or email@example.com by 1 June.
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