Towards global partnerships
Date of consideration:
16 November 2005 (AM)
Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the
Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations
addressed to the Secretary-General
Report of the Secretary-General
entitled "Enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and
all relevant partners, in particular the private sector"
(Mandate: GA res.
58/129, para. 12)
This item was
included as a supplementary item in the agenda of the
fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, in 2000, at the
request of Germany (A/55/228). The Assembly considered this
question at its fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth sessions
(resolutions 55/215 and 56/76).
fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly, stressing that
partnerships should focus on the achievement of concrete
results, also stressed the importance of the contributions of
voluntary partnerships to the achievement of the
internationally agreed development goals; requested the
Secretary-General to continue to promote the transparency and
accountability of partnerships; acknowledged that serving
successful partnerships required specific skills on the part
of the Secretariat staff, and called upon the
Secretary-General to continue to support and further develop
such skills, through appropriate training and the sharing of
best practices; and requested the Secretary-General to report
to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the implementation
of the resolution (resolution 58/129).
resumed fifty-eighth session, in July 2004, the General
Assembly decided to biennialize the item as of the
fifty-eighth session and to allocate it to the Second
Committee (resolution 58/316).