2021 UN General Assembly Virtual Philanthropic Side-Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the UNGA side-events will be remote or hybrid again. This page highlights events that may be of interest to foundations and other philanthropic organizations and includes links to register for each event.

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. For more information about Global Goals Week, visit the UN Foundation's globalgoalsweek.org.


September 15, 2021


Covid, Climate and Cooperation: What Will It Take to Fix Our Fractured World?

7:00am ET

Hosted by: Financial Times and United Nations Foundation


Unlocking the full potential of catalytic philanthropic capital for the SDGs

8:00 AM ET

Hosted by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)Russian Donors Forum, and WINGS


COVID-19 vaccine development and roll-out: Where to from here?

12:00 PM ET

Hosted by: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


September 20-24, 2021


American Leadership in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

September 20 

1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Hosted by: Brookings and United Nations Foundation

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9th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)

September 20-21 (All Day)

Hosted by: UNSDSN


2021 Concordia Annual Summit 

September 20-24 (All Day)

Hosted by: Concordia


Uniting Business Live

September 20-22

Hosted by: UN Global Compact