Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, 27 June

The United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June as “Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day” (A/RES/71/279) to raise awareness of the tremendous contributions of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

MSMEs account for 90% of businesses, 60 to 70% of employment and 50% of GDP worldwide. As the backbone of societies everywhere they contribute to local and national economies and to sustaining livelihoods, in particular among the working poor, women, youth, and groups in vulnerable situations.

This year, the International Trade Centre (ITC) marks the 5th anniversary of MSME Day, and small businesses are more than ever in need of support, as they navigate the impacts of the COVID pandemic, conflicts and the climate crisis. They are the hardest hit by these multiple shocks, and at the same time play a critical role in building back stronger.

To hear from entrepreneurs from across the world and from those who support them, join the all-day celebrations of MSME Day at the United Nations Headquarters on Monday, 27 June 2022, 10:00-18:00 EDT. Register to participate and follow the livestream at UN Web TV: session 1 at 10:00 amsession 2 at 1 pmsession 3 at 3 pm.

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