JOINT THEMATIC DEBATE/ FORUM ON PARTNERSHIPS - “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

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Forging a new path for development: With Partners

The joint thematic debate/ forum on partnerships, hosted by the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council, focused on ways in which partnerships can accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and support the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The event brought together leading public and private sector leaders, philanthropists, prominent civil society actors and academia representatives from across the globe to generate ideas and action-oriented solutions on ways in which multi-stakeholder partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Three interactive, multi-stakeholder panel discussions and two partnership sessions took place over the two days. The panel discussions addressed key lessons learned since the signing of the Millennium declaration in 2000, stimulated continued collaboration with businesses, civil society and other actors beyond the year 2015, and considered ways for a more effective framework for monitoring the implementation of global development goals. The partnership sessions focused on ways that multi-stakeholder partnerships can promote food and nutritional security and marine resources, and scale up partnership opportunities in sustainable infrastructure.