2019 UN General Assembly Philanthropic Side-Events

In September 2019 - representatives from government, civil society, and the corporate sector will come together at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City to discuss important global challenges, from hunger and poverty to climate change and natural disasters.

Hundreds of UNGA side-events, will bring together thousands of people, all working in different ways to “leave no one behind” and achieve the SDGs by 2030.

If you are hosting side-events featuring philanthropy that we should include in our calendar, please send event details to brian.kastner@cof.org so we can promote your event.

We will continue to update this calendar throughout September.


Global Climate Restoration Forum

September 17, 2019

Trustee Council Room, United Nations

Hosted by the Foundation for Climate Restoration, working together with the United Nations Office of Partnerships, Earth Day Network, and Future Coalition.


Africa Future Summit

September 20, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

SAP America


Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth

September 21, 2019

Photo Exhibit

Brookyln Bridge Park

Global Goals Youth Summit

September 21, 2019

The Westin at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St


The Role of Sport in Safeguarding and Empowering Refugees and IDPS

September 22, 2019, 8:00 - 11:00am

UN HQ, Delegates Dining Room

Co-hosted by Qatar Charity, Qatar Fund for Development, UNHCR, IOM, GIZ, and ICSS

Register by emailing eventspmun@mofa.gov.qa


Building a Resilient Future

September 22, 2019

The New School

Concorida Annual Summit

September 22-24, 2019

Social Good Summit 2019

September 22, 2019

92nd Street Y



Power on the Path to UHC 2030: Nurses and Midwives as Navigators, Innovators and Accelerators

September 23, 2019, 12:30-3:00pm

The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 42nd St, Madison Ballroom

Co-hosted by Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, the International Council of Nurses, the International Confederation of Midwives, United Nations Population Fund, and Unitaid

The Next Frontier for Education in Emergencies

September 23, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

Co-hosted by FHI 360, UNESCO Global Eduation Monitoring Report, and the LEGO Foundation

Conference on Climate Change and International Security

September 23, 2019

NYU Global Center 905

Co-hosted by NYU UN Initiative, the International Relations Society at NYU, Peace Action New York State, and Peace Boat US

Global Leadership for the 2030 Agenda

September 23, 2019

UN HQ, South Dining Room & Private Dining Rooms 6,7, & 8

Invitation Only

Sustainble Future Forum 2019

September 23, 2019

BNP Paribas Innovation Lab, 787 Seventh Ave

Global Citizen Awards

September 23, 2019

Atlantic Council

Sustainable Development Impact Summit 3rd Edition

September 23-24, 2019

World Economic Forum

Education for Sustainble Development: Culture, Cities, & Communities for SDGs

September 23, 2019

Columbia University

Scaling Solutions and Impact to Shift Systems

September 23, 2019

Ford Foundation Center for Soical Justice

Co-hosted by: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Skoll Foundation, Ford Foundation, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Porticus

Invitation Only

Business Fights Poverty NYC: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs

September 23, 2019

Credit Suisse


Afternoon Tea: A Dialogue on NCDs and Women's Health

September 24, 2019, 3:00pm

Pathfinder International

Co-hosted by Pathfinder International and the Helmsley Charitable Trust

Register by emailing RSVPevents@pathfinder.org

Funding the Future 2.0: The next froniter for financing models in health

September 24, 2019

Convene, 605 Third Avenue

Co-hosted by MSD for Mothers, The Global Financing Facility, Overseas Private Investment Corporate, GBCHealth


India's Private Giving: Unpacking Domestic Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

September 24, 2019

OECD Centre on Philanthropy

Tata Innovation Center, 11 East Loop Road

Goalkeepers - Global Goals Awards

September 24, 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Invitation Only

Delivering on Goal 16 - A legal working group

September 24, 2019

Thomson Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and UN Global Compact

3 Times Square

Invitation Only

We the Future

September 24, 2019

TED, Skoll Foundation, United Nations Foundation

TED World Theater, SoHo

Financing Common Goods

September 24, 2019

World Health Organization

Scandanavia House, 58 Park Ave

Making Global Goals Local Business

September 24-25, 2019

SAP Next Gen

Seventh Annual Conference on Sustainable Development

September 24-25, 2019

Lerner Hall


Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings Reception

September 25, 2019

Ford Foundation for Social Justice

Co-hosted by Ford Foundation, NoVo Foundation, and Girls Not Brides

Unlocking the Full Potential of Philanthropy for Development

September 25, 2019

Ford Foundation for Social Justice

Launch Event: The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the DOW 30 in 2019

September 25, 2019

Citco Gateway

Sustainable Investment Forum - North America 2019

September 25, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Data for Health Equity: Unlocking Health for All

September 25, 2019

Rockfeller Foundation and UNICEF

Invitation Only

Sustainbility Programs and Mergers

September 25, 2019

Environmental Law Institute

Times Square Tower, 7 Times Square, 70 West 45th St.

SDG Business Forum

Septermber 25, 2019

UN DESA, ICC, UN Global Compact


Supporting Young People of color

September 25, 2019

Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism

4 W 43rd St.

The Global Pact for the Environment and the Sustainable Development Agenda

September 25, 2019

Columbia Law School


Engaging Business on Humanitarian Action: The Impact of the UN & Private Sector Partnerships

September 26, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

Millenium Hilton, One UN Plaza

Co-hosted by the State of Qatar and the Global Humanitarian Action Executive Alliance (GHAEA)

Register by emailing info@humanitarianenvoy.org

The Climate Strong Islands Dialogue: How Islands Can Lead the Way to a New Climate Economy

September 26, 2019

Governors Island

Co-hosted by: New York Community Trust, Hawaii Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Puerto Rico, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development, The Miami Foundation, University of Guam, Enterprise Community Partners, Clean Energy Group


Business Call to Action 9th Annual Forum - Inclusive BusinesS: merging Models, Collaboration and Innovation

September 27, 2019


Japan Society, 333 E 47th St.

The Climate Crisis, Global Land Use, and Human Rights

September 27, 2019

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

The World Blockchain Forum

September 27-28, 2019

The Altman Building

The Africa Forum New York 2019

September 27-28, 2019

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