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.
- Concept note
- Informal Summary
- Issues Notes
- Media Centre
- Presidential Statement
- Media Advisory
- News Centre: Partnership Forum spotlights UN's catalytic role in multi-stakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda
- UN radio: Global partnerships need to break “traditional silos”
- Videos of 2016 ECOSOC Partnerships Forum