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CSD Partnerships Fair

The Partnerships Fair at the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) provides a venue for partnerships for sustainable development to network, identify partners, create synergies between partnerships and learn from each other's experiences.  The Partnerships Fair is part of the official programme of the CSD.

CSD-17 Partnerships Fair

What: 17th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17)
When: 4 to 15 May 2009
Where: UN headquarters in New York, USA

The Partnerships Fair is part of the official Programme of Activities for CSD-17. The Fair is organized to provide registered “Partnerships for Sustainable Development” with the opportunity to showcase progress, network, identify partners, and create synergies between complementary initiatives and finding opportunities for replicability  and scaling up.

The CSD-17 Partnerships Fair will mainly feature:

  •  “Partnerships in Practice” Interactive discussions: Sessions organized by the Partnerships Team to generate open dialogue on practical issues related to partnerships in the CSD-16/17 thematic cluster and on issues common to all partnerships.
  •  Partnership training courses: Interactive sessions that offer valuable tools, resources, examples and practical experiences on establishing, developing and maintaining effective partnerships as collaborative mechanisms for more effective delivery of sustainable development goals and objectives.
  • Partnerships Information Desks: A small number of desks will be available upon request to CSD registered partnerships. Partnership representatives will be able to display and distribute information related to their partnership and be available to discuss their work with CSD-17 delegates. The desks will be located in the ‘neck area’ (situated in the corridor between the Vienna Café and the elevators in the 1st basement of the Conference Building at UN-HQ).

As CSD-17 will have a thematic focus on Africa, Agriculture, Desertification, Drought, Land and Rural Development, we are particularly encouraging partnerships working in these areas to take advantage of the CSD Partnerships Fair activities to share their experiences.

The CSD 17 preliminary Partnerships Fair Guidelines and request forms are now available.

Who should attend: All CSD participants, including representatives of Governments, UN system organizations, other intergovernmental organizations and accredited major groups, are welcome to attend.

Access to the UN premises: Participants must ensure that they are accredited to the CSD (through a Government, Inter-governmental organization (IGO), or Major Group).

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