2016 ECOSOC Partnership Forum “From commitments to results: Leveraging partnerships for the 2030 Agenda”

United Nations Headquarters New York, 31 March 2016, 10:00am – 6:00pm


The Partnership Forum brought together a wide range of stakeholders: from government, the UN system, business, foundations, civil society, and academia.


Since 2008, the ECOSOC Partnership Forum provided a platform for discussion on multi-stakeholder partnerships. As we enter a new era of sustainable development, the 2016 Partnership Forum supports the ECOSOC’s overall 2016 theme of “Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Moving from commitments to results”.


The forum featured two interactive panel discussions. The morning discussion focused on “Breaking the silos: Cross-sectoral partnerships for advancing the SDGs”. It examined how cross-sectoral partnerships can leverage the power of integration for the achievement of the SDGs. The afternoon session, in response to the GA resolution on “Towards Global Partnerships”, focused on “Improving the governance of multi-stakeholder partnerships for the 2030 Agenda” and discussed ways to promote shared governance of multi-stakeholder initiatives, including through transparency, accountability and building trust.