Criteria for Corporate Participation

  • Chief Executives and contact persons of active participating Global Compact companies are invited to attend the Leaders Summit
  • In order to request invitations for additional representatives, each person is asked to submit an invitation request form. It is recommended that no more than 5 participants per company register to allow for maximum geographic representation. Please refer to Criteria for Participation below for further details.
  • As it is widely recognized that women's empowerment is a key driver of sustainable development, organizations are strongly encouraged to strive for gender-balance when nominating representatives. We are proud that the Women's Empowerment Principles is currently the UN Global Compact's largest special initiative with 600 CEO signers.

Representatives from other stakeholder groups, including civil society and labour organizations, business associations, academic institutions, Government and the United Nations, will be invited by the UN Global Compact directly. See below for further details.

Criteria for UN and Civil Society Participation

UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and global civil society organizations (CSOs) with a long-standing working relationship with the Global Compact will be invited to participate in the Leaders Summit 2016. These participants include representatives from the organizations participating in Global Compact working groups, initiatives and platforms.

Government Participation

The UN Global Compact encourages governments to actively participate in, promote, and support the Leaders Summit. Governments are invited to attend the Summit, and each UN Member State will receive invitations.

Criteria for Local Network Participation

The UN Global Compact will invite all Local Networks. Complimentary registration applies to one participant per Local Network Secretariat, regardless of organizational structure. Please contact the Global Compact Local Network team for further information.

All Summit participants are required to pay a registration fee. The fees, listed below, cover the cost of the entire Leaders Summit, whether you attend one session, or all three. There is a separate fee to attend the Leaders Dinner. For more information on the Leaders Summit, please click here.

Global Compact signatories who have contributed to the Foundation for the Global Compact will receive a 50% discount on their Leaders Summit registration fee. Please visit the Foundation for the Global Compact website for more information about how to make your annual contribution.

Contributing Pricing

Category Early Bird Rate
11 Feb-1 April
Regular Rate
2 April-17 June

Contributing Business (Companies>250 employees, Business Associations, Foundations, Investors)

1,550 USD

1,950 USD

Contributing SME and Non-Business (Small-Medium Enterprises<250 employees, Civil Society, NGOs, Academics, Public Entities)

775 USD

975 USD

Government, UN and IGO*



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Non-Contributing Pricing

Category Early Bird Rate
11 Feb-1 April
Regular Rate
2 April-17 June

Non-Contributing Business (Companies>250 employees)  

3,100 USD

3,900 USD

Non-Contributing SME (Small-Medium Enterprises<250 employees)

1,550 USD

1,950 USD

*Complimentary pricing for UN representatives is for UN Heads of Agency only.

All rates published are in USD. All payments per person must be made in USD and received prior to 17 June 2016.

Registrants will receive a confirmation of their registration and reservation by email following receipt of payment of the registration fee. For participants whose registration requires a fee, registration will only be confirmed once payment is received.
Individuals who complete registration, but do not submit payment, will be sent an email notifying them of their status as pending payment, including instructions on how to submit payment to finalize registration. For assistance, please contact

Please note that registration and payment is required to attend the 2016 Leaders Summit. Failure to complete payment in advance may result in inability to attend. The Summit has capacity limitations and as such, we recommend that all attendees complete their registration as early as possible.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be submitted to on or before 23 May. Refunds minus an administrative fee will be made in the same manner as the original payment was made within 30 days the refund request.

Business and Non-Contributing SMEs:
An administrative fee of USD 200 will apply to cancellations received before or on 23 May. Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after 24 May.

Contributing SMEs and Non Business:
An administrative fee of USD 100 will apply to cancellations received before or on 23 May. Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after 24 May.

In the case of government intervention or regulation, armed conflict, strikes or any other circumstances that make it impossible or inadvisable for the Leaders Summit 2016 to take place at the time and place as announced, the participant shall waive any claim for the damage or compensation except the amount paid for registration after deduction of actual expenses incurred with the Summit, and there shall be no future liability for either party.