Frequently Asked Questions
Programme and Logistics

1. What is the objective of the Leaders Summit?
Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will highlight how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all.
2. What is the format of the Leaders Summit?
The Leaders Summit will be comprised of a combination of inspirational talks, intimate roundtables and SDG-themed networking opportunities. For more information on the programme, please see here

3. Where will the Leaders Summit and Leaders Dinner take place?
The first day of the Summit, 22 June, will take place at UN Headquarters. The second day of the Summit, on 23 June, will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The Leaders Dinner will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street.

4. What will be the language of the Leaders Summit?
The Leaders Summit will be conducted in English. Depending on demand, translation services in additional languages may be available. For more information, please contact

5. If there will not be simultaneous translation in the language that I requested, can I bring an interpreter?
Yes. Please coordinate with the Global Compact by emailing Registration fees, at the SME rate, will apply to interpreters.

6. Who will participate?
Representatives from business, the investment community, foundations, the UN, civil society, Governments and academia will participate in the Leaders Summit. To request an invitation, please click here

7. How can I access up-to-the minute event information and connect with other attendees?
Download the Leaders Summit 2016 application on your mobile device to receive up-to-the-minute information regarding the agenda, speakers, venues, publications, resources, and more. Check back soon for instructions on how to download the app.