On the sidelines of the 2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum, the UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP) partnered with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) for UN Live Interviews. Panelists, Mr. Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America, and Ms. Rachel Samren, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Millicom, coherently discussed how businesses have achieved social impact and inclusion of vulnerable groups as part of their corporate goals.
Welcome to the United Nations Office for Partnerships
Welcome to UNOP
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes, under Sustainable Development Goal 17, a call to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, including through multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources toward achievement of the Goals.
The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for partnership building between the private sector, foundations and other non-State actors and the United Nations system in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this role, the Office has four primary functions:
- To serve as the operational interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system in support of high-impact projects implemented throughout the world by UN system agencies;
- To provide administrative support to the United Nations Democracy Fund;
- To advise, guide and facilitate partnership events and initiatives between the United Nations and non-state actors, such as private sector, foundation and civil society, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
- To serve as the Secretariat for the Secretary-General's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates and the SDG Strategy Hub.
News & Events
The Partnership Data for SDGs (PD4SDGs) initiative aims to improve the transparency, accountability and the sharing of experiences of the work being carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in their support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the spirit of advancing the crucial role of the private sector to achieve Goal 5, UN Women, UN Global Compact, and the UN Office for Partnerships joined to organize the Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Event. The event took place in New York on 15 March 2018 and provided a platform for presenting ongoing, successful business initiatives that aim at women’s empowerment, economic inclusion and entrepreneurship globally.
Learn more about our projects
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