Day 1

Date Session Scope
18 July AM Opening Plenary The high-level opening plenary will allow for the introduction of the 2017 Global Forum and will take stock of the past 10 years of PRME – the achievements and successes of the initiative. It will also allow high-level statements introducing the SDGs.
Session I: 10 years of PRME Following the Opening Plenary, this discussion will allow individual PRME signatories to reflect primarily on the impact that PRME has had on their HEI institution over the past decade and how they are planning to support achieving the SDGs.
Session I: Roundtable discussions Opportunity for individuals at each table to highlight their role and accomplishments in PRME and learn from each other. Individuals are encouraged to share best practices and reflections about implementing the Six Principles in their institution.
18 July PM Focus Sessions Focus Sessions will showcase concrete activities from PRME signatories, networks (Chapter, Working Groups, Champions) and partners on how higher education institutions have developed and are aligning their work towards achieving the SDGs.
18 July evening Reception: PRME's 10th Anniversary

In the spirit of PRME's 10th Anniversary, a grand reception alongside ambassadors, delegates and international dignitaries will take place at the UN Headquarters.

The reception will feature high-level keynote speakers, recognition of excellence in reporting, as well as recognition of individuals who significantly contributed to the development of the PRME initiative over the past ten years.

The celebratory mood will be enhanced by the venue's captivating atmosphere, live music and plentiful networking opportunities.

Day 2

Date Session Scope
19 July AM Session II: Making the Case for the SDGs in Business Schools Worldwide High level statements from representatives of business, government, academia, and students presenting how and why business schools prioritize teaching, research, thought leadership, and action around the SDGs.
Session II: Roundtable discussions Discussants are encouraged to identify concrete actions that are being taken or can be taken at the individual level to support the objectives, while also provide thoughts on how the PRME community can support each other to achieving these goals.
19 July PM Closing Session Closing Remarks including feedback from Focus Sessions and Roundtables following by adoption of Outcomes Declaration.

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