The 2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum brings together a large number of high-profile and multi-stakeholder representatives, including from governments, civil society, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, local governments, parliamentarians, the UN system, academia, etc.
The 2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will take place on Wednesday, 4 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the theme of “Partnering for resilient and inclusive societies: contributions of the private sector.”
The morning session will present innovative business practices aimed at promoting inclusion and participation of vulnerable populations. The afternoon session will explore the potential of establishing partnerships with the private sector to harness the potential of big data in the achievement of the SDGs, especially towards promoting the inclusion and participation of “vulnerable” groups.
The 2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will feature the inspirational conversations and panel discussion composed of high-level multi-stakeholder experts to spur interactive policy dialogue with the participants.
- Official Summary
- Latest Programme
- Concept note
- Opening Remarks
- Closing Remarks
- Ms. Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact (forthcoming)
- Mr. Elliott Harris, Assistant-Secretary-General, United Nations
- H. E. Ms. Marie Chatardová, President, Economic and Social Council
- Logistics Note
- Video Clips
- Issues Notes
- Issues note for morning session: “Inclusive Business Models for Women and Vulnerable Groups”
- Issues note for afternoon session: "Building Momentum for the SDGs: Role of Big Data for Public Good"
- Implementing inclusive business models: how business can work with low-income communities (here)
- Barriers and opportunities and the base of the pyramid: the role of the private sector in inclusive development (here)
- Value chain development for decent work: how to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors (here)
- Inclusive Finance: increasing access to financial services (here)
- Gender equality and big data (here)
- Big data for sustainable development (here)
- In-depth review of strategic partnerships with the information industry (2015) (here)
- Strategic partnerships in official statistics (here)
- Relevant Events
- Briefing on the Partnership Data for SDGs (PD4SDGs) Initiative, 3 April, 2018, UNHQ. For more information, click here
- Partnership Exchange, 13 July, 2018, UNHQ. For more information, click here
- “Decent employment for young people at risk: multi-stakeholder partnership to leave no one behind” hosted by SOS Deutsche Post DHL, SOS Children’s Villages and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, 5 April, 2018, German Mission. RSVP here
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