2016 Partnership Exchange

18 July 2016, New York

On Monday, 18 July 2016, the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) jointly convened the first 2016 Partnership Exchange event at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, on the occasion of the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The event served as a forum to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, providing a platform for multi-stakeholder partnerships, government officials, United Nations, major groups and other stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  
The 2016 Partnership Exchange gathered more than 400 participants and high-level speakers, including, among others:

  • Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN-DESA
  • Mr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Ms. Lise Kingo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • Ms. Ann de la Roche, Officer-in-Charge and Chief of Operations, United Nations Office for Partnerships

More information about the event is available on the website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/PartnershipExchange