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2017 ECOSOC Partnership Forum “Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all”

The United Nations has continuously expressed that the participation of different actors is important to achieve an effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Although governments have the main responsibility of the creation of development plans, civil society and other stakeholders play an essential role in the follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation.

In this context, creating strong partnerships amongst all actors is necessary. That is why the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) organizes every year the Forum “Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all.” The Forum, that took place on April, 2017 at UN headquarters in New York, brought together civil society, private sector, Un agencies, governments and academia.

The debate during the forum was centered on three main topics: the importance of collective action in addressing global challenges; public-private partnerships for innovation and investments for capacity building and infrastructure development; and multi-stakeholder partnerships, including the implementation of an inter-governmentally-agreed set of principles and guidelines.

The creation of strong transversal partnerships has always been at the core of IFP’s advocacy actions. In this sense, these kinds of events are positive steps that could foster new solutions to global challenges.

For more information on the outcomes of the event: https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/node/1037869