Global Goals Week 2017 event rundown

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It's nearly time for the annual gathering of heads of state, thought leaders, civil society members, development professionals and other industry personalities in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and other meetings. The 72nd session of the General Assembly will convene under the new secretary-general, António Guterres. This year is also U.S. President Donald Trump's first U.N. General Assembly. To help you navigate this hectic week, Devex has compiled the event guide below.

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United Nations General Assembly
U.N. Headquarters
Sept. 12-25

Social Good Summit
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
Sept. 17

United Nations Private Sector Forum
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street
Sept. 18

Concordia Annual Summit
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street
Sept. 18-19

World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit
World Economic Office, 350 Madison Avenue
Sept. 18-19

Climate Week NYC 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
Sept. 18-24

Bloomberg Global Business Forum
The Plaza, 768 5th Avenue
Sept. 20

Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle
Sept. 20

We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions
TED Theater, SoHo
Sept. 21

Closing the Gap: Innovative Business Models for Universal Health Coverage
On September 19, Devex and Philips will host an intimate event to discuss the universal health coverage agenda focusing on the innovative new business models needed to secure quality health coverage for all. The event will bring together leaders from business, government, international institutions and civil society to push this critical conversation forward. This event is by invitation only.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Social Good Summit
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
MIT Solve Challenge Finals
Apella, 450 East 29th Street

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream
The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony
The Town Hall Theater, 123 West 43rd Street

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit & Awards
4 Times Square

7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
Financing the Future: Unlocking Private Capital for the Global Goals
Convene Conference Centre, 730 Third Avenue

7.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Addressing Multiple Chronic Conditions
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Continental Business Network High level-international launch of the 5% Agenda Initiative
NASDAQ NY Stock Exchange

Deliver for Good: Inspiring SDG Action for Girls and Women
Yale Club, Grand Ballroom 50 Vanderbilt Avenue

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scaling Impact Investing Forum
Columbus Circle

ICSD 2017
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Concordia Annual Summit
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street

8 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
International Conference on Sustainable Development
Lerner Hall, Columbia University

8:30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m.
Financing the 2030 Agenda – the Role of the UN
U.N. Headquarters Conference Room 2

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Impact bonds in developing countries — Early learnings from the field
Citi Executive Conference Center, 153 East 53rd Street

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Crossing Sectors for Impact: Philanthropy, Resource Innovations and the SDGs
The Explorers Club 46 East 70th Street

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Business Fights Poverty NYC 2017: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs
Barclay’s, 745 7th Avenue (Level 32)

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
SUN Movement Lead Group Meeting
UNICEF Headquarters

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Climate Hub - Day 1
Instituto Cervantes New York Auditorium, 211 E 49th Street

9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Climate Week NYC 2017 Opening Ceremony
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Transforming Accountability: For the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents in the 2030 Agenda
UNHQ Conference Room 4

10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Shaping Priorities with States: Cities, Migrants, and the Forcibly Displaced
Trygve Lie Center 777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor (Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SDG Innovation Event
UNHQ Conference Room 2

10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Fifth Annual Green Bank Congress
Offices of Shearman and Sterling LLP, 599 Lexington Avenue

C40 Talks: How Mayors Are Getting the Job Done
The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue

11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Impax Lunchtime Climate Risk Panel Discussion
Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue

12 p.m.
HSBC Sustainable Financing Briefing
452 Fifth Avenue

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit
World Economic Office, 350 Madison Avenue

12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
All In For Gender Equality Honoring Visionary Leaders, Celebrating Next Gen Trailblazers
Apella at Alexandria Center, 450 East 29th Street

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd Street

12:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Hydrogen Council Investor Day
Crowne Plaza Times Square,1605 Broadway

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Launch of the Climate Action Pledge
27 Barclay Street

1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Role of Young People in the Global Compacts for Refugees and Migration
IPI 777 UN Plaza, 12th Floor

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
High-Level Forum on “Protecting Children at Risk within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals”
2nd Floor, conference room of the Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza

Advocating for change for adolescents!
UNHQ EWEC Hub

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A Global Ecosystem for Education
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Partnering on Innovative Initiatives with Mayors and (NY) City Leadership
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street

2.30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Building ambition to 2050: Taking action toward 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings
Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue

3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
High-level Launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)
UNHQ ECOSOC Chamber

3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.
Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway

4 p.m.
The Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies:Business for a Better World: How companies promote peace, justice, and inclusion
White & Case LLP Offices, 1221 Avenue of the Americas

4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
The Case for Investing in Maternal Health: Where Should the Money Go in Humanitarian Settings?
237 Park Avenue

4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
World Leaders for Universal Health Coverage: The Core Driver to Achieve the SDGs
UNHQ Conference Room 3

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A Tipping Point: Investors Prompt Companies to Disclose and Manage Climate Risk
BNP Paribas Innovation Lab, 787 Seventh Avenue

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health: Strengthening a Global Ecosystem to Achieve Quality Education for All
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

5.30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Global Deal High-Level Follow-Up Meeting
Room: Wharton Forum, Convene Conference Centre, 730 Third Avenue

5.30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Celebrating Progress Toward Ending Child Marriage
Ford Foundation, 1440 Broadway Entrance on West 40th Street

6 p.m.
ICFJ Global Health Reporting Awards Dinner
New York Times Headquarters, 620 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination
Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street

6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Stand Up for Africa’s 2017 Benefit Gala
360 10 Desbrosses Street

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Offshore Wind In NY: What's Next?
Columbia University Law School, 435 West 116th Street

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Global Citizen Live!
NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Concert for a Sustainable Planet
Carnegie Hall

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Accelerating Progress in Maternal + Newborn Health: Surgical Innovations
The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th Street, New York, NY 10017, Terrace Ballroom - Lobby Level

8 a.m.
Africa Alternative Investment Intensive 4th New York Forum
Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 Avenue of the Americas

8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Global Health Security in Action: Putting Countries in the Driver's Seat
Harvard Club 35 W 44th Street

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Concordia Annual Summit
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD 2017)
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway

Workshop: Assessing Low-Carbon Transition for Key Sectors
Columbia University

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Devex event:
Closing the Gap: Innovative Business Models for Universal Health Coverage

9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Urban Innovation for Livable Cities - Copenhagen's Public-Private Partnership Model for Urban Planning
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Amazon Solutions Day
1255 Amsterdam Avenue

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Climate Hub - Day 2
Instituto Cervantes New York Auditorium, 211 E 49th Street

9.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.
Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses Are Working Together
NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tour of the Future City Lab
1220 5th Avenue

10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Aviation
5 Times Square Room 16.035

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Movement Makers
NYU Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Policy Coherence and the SDGs: Lessons from the Commitment to Development Index and Innovations in Migration Policy
Conference Room B, UNHQ
*By invitation only

11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Using Data and Technology to Achieve the SDGs
UNHQ Trusteeship Council

12 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.
Health, Global Goals and Non-Communicable Diseases: A Healthy, Safe Environment for Children and Youth
The Westin Grand Central

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
EWEC Innovation Marketplace/Private Sector Lunch
UNHQ EWEC Hub, North Lawn
*By invitation only

1.15 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
BSDC Special Initiative: The Food and Land Use Coalition
TBC

1.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Rights in Action
Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza

2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cities for Global Impact - Advancing the SDGs through Urban Action
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fear and Hope in the Climate Conversation
The Climate Museum, 800 3rd Avenue, 18th Floor

4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Merck for Mothers: Maternal Health in Refugee Crisis
The Westin Grand Central

Quality Medicines: Critical underpinnings for all AMR strategies
Harvard Club 35 West 44th Street

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings: Data and Accountability
UN Church Center, 44th Street First Avenue

4.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Global Goals World Cup Final
Transmitter Park area, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

4.45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Assessing the Current State of Carbon Disclosures
Morningstar Inc., 4 World Trade Center, Floor 48, 150 Greenwich Street

5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Rebuilding Trust in Government
UNHQ Trusteeship Chamber

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Clean Energy: Bolstering our National Security at Home and Abroad
Credit Suisse, 1 Madison Avenue

How is Data Creating a Better World?
3 Times Square, 30th Floor

Championing SDG 12.3 and the Pathway to Zero Hunger
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Accelerating Cancer Care in Africa
Convene 730 3rd Avenue

5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ISSP Greater NYC Chapter: Ocean Frontiers III Film Screening
Romano & Associates, 16th Floor, 520 Eighth Avenue

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cooperating for Climate Resilience - Learning to Play in the Sandbox
Baruch College, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, 151 E. 25th Street, Room 750

Women Deliver Cocktail Event
TBA

United to End TB: A Global Response to a Global Emergency
UNHQ South Dining Hall

6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
CDP Networking Drinks
127 West 26th Street, Suite 300

Local Impact, Global Lessons: Scaling Solutions to Achieve the SDGs
Midtown Terrace Lofts, 267 5th Avenue 29th Street

6.30 p.m.
Clean Energy Connections: The Energy Gang Live!
44 Charlton Street

6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Global Partnership for Education Replenishment 2020 launch celebration
UNICEF House, 3 UN Plaza

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Global Goals Awards Dinner
Gotham Hall

7.45 a.m. to 9.45 a.m.
Making everyone count: Including the voices of poor and excluded people to ensure progress to end poverty
UNHQ West Terrace

8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Real Voices, Real Stories: Moms, Teens, and the Realities of HIV in a Changing World
Convene Conference Centre, 730 Third Avenue

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shared Value Practitioner Knowledge Exchange & Field-Building Workshop
Convene Conference Center, 101 Park Avenue, 1st Floor - Park Hub

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Carbon Forum North America 2017
Westin New York, Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street

8.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Carbon Neutrality at the Board Level: Why Now and How?
350 Park Avenue, 13th Floor

8.30 a.m. to 2.15 p.m.
Bloomberg Global Business Forum
The Plaza, 768 5th Avenue
*By invitation only

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
No Lost Generation: Standing Strong with the Children of Syria and Iraq
UNICEF House

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Agriculture and climate change: How multistakeholder actors are driving positive change and innovation
TBD

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make SDGs Happen through Integrated Thinking
Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Low-Emissions Solutions Conference
64 Morningside Drive

9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Conference on the Global Pact for the Environment
Faculty House, Columbia University

9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle

9 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.
Who’s Driving the SDGs? Country Experiences from North and South
The Atlantic Philanthropies, 75 Varick Street 16t Floor

9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Global Partnership towards Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Africa
UNHQ

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Harnessing Skills for Rural Transformation and achieving the SDGs: What needs to be done?
UNHQ

10.30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
New Climate Leadership: The Growing Focus on Climate Balance, Governance and Action
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Financing the Future: Education 2030
UNHQ ECOSOC Chamber

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Launch of Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030: P4G
UNHQ South Dining Room

12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Global Digital Health: Aligning private and public-sector objectives
*By invitation only

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
NEPAD Agency engagement session with the Think Tank/Bloggers/Media
Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
High-level discussion around the impact of strong health systems on global security and prosperity
*By invitation only

Hosted by Devex and PATH, the panel will explore how we can best address the threat that global epidemics and inadequate health systems pose to health, growth and stability worldwide. Devex will launch a special report with new findings and research on the current investments in global health and whether they indeed do create a safer and more stable world.

4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
UN LGBT Core Group Ministerial
UNHQ Trusteeship Chamber

5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Carbon pricing: Yes. But how?
NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square Park South, Snow Dining Room, 4th Floor

5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
The Power of Public-Private Partnerships: Tackling the Non-Communicable Disease Crisis
McCann New York, 622 3rd Avenue

5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Good Food? Stories of how food is helping drive SDG 2 and Agenda 2030
Pampano 209 East 49th Street

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
TEDGlobal>NYC
The Town Hall Theater, 123 W 43rd Street

8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Early Moments Matter: Scaling up Action to Give Every Child the Best Start to Life
NYHQ United Nations Secretariat (South Dining Room 4th Floor)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions
TED Theater, SoHo

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sustainable tourism development in Africa: A transformation opportunity for inclusive growth and diversified economy
U.N. Headquarters

4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
One Year On: Delivering the promise of shared responsibility for refugees
The Japan Society, 333 E 47th St

6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Migration and the 2030 Agenda
U.N. Headquarters

6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Geopolitical Risk Investor Training and Reception with Ian Bremmer
Eurasia Group New York Offices, 149 5th Avenue, 15th Floor

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Global People’s Summit+SocialGood: An immersive and interactive online summit on the power of harnessing social innovation and mobilizing networks to address some of the most challenging issues of our time
Online

9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Promising Practices in Refugee Education @ UNGA: Half-Day Conference
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Investment Support Programme for the LDCs” – High-Level Dialogue on legal and expert assistance to make foreign investment work better for the sustainable development of the LDCs
UNHQ Conference Room 2

1.10 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
The Women, Peace & Security Agenda in a changing global context
UNHQ

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Towards Green School
601 West 26th Street #325

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Planetary Health - Moving from Concept to Action: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Scandinavia House, Victor Borge Hall, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th/38th Streets)

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders
Population Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open House: Some rules are made to be broken… the Global Gag Rule is one of them
TBA

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