2017 ECOSOC Partnership Forum “Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all”


The Council’s annual Partnership Forum brought together stakeholders from government, business, philanthropy, the UN system, civil society and academia.


ECOSOC’s 2017 Partnership Forum took place at UNHQ in New York on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. The all-day event explored ways to promote partnerships for global solutions to global challenges as well as ways to make them more effective in support of the 2030 Agenda.


The morning session featured a conversation on the importance of partnerships for collective action in addressing global challenges. It was followed by a roundtable dialogue on public-private partnerships for innovations and investments for capacity-building and infrastructure development, including in countries in special situations. The afternoon roundtable discussion focused on strengthening the monitoring and review of multi-stakeholder partnerships, including through the implementation of an inter-governmentally-agreed set of principles and guidelines.