2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum

“Partnering for Resilient and Inclusive Societies: Contributions of the Private Sector”


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.