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.
- Draft Programme
- Concept note
“Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all”
- H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of ECOSOC
- H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly
- Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General (Video Message)
- Keynote speaker: Mrs. Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
- Issues notes
- Summary of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Public-Private Partnerships
- Guidelines on a principle-based approach to the Cooperation between the United Nations and the business sector
- Independent paper on "Multi-stakeholder Partnerships: making them work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda"
- Independent paper on "Multi-stakeholder Parnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda: Improving transparency and accountability
- Independent paper on "Multi-stakeholder Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda: Challenges and options for oversight at the United Nations"
- Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals: A legacy review for realizing the 2030 Agenda
- Media centre