The 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum was held on 31 January 2023, under the main theme of the 2023 ECOSOC and the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”.
The Partnership Exchange, organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs virtually on 30 January 2023, the day prior the ECOSOC Partnership Forum, provided a space for Member States and other stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise in the design and implementation of partnerships that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Partnership Exchange will result in a detailed summary, to be submitted to participants of the ECOSOC Partnership Forum.
|08.00 AM - 08.05 AM
|Participants joining the call
|08.05 AM- 08.10 AM
Welcome remarks and housekeeping
|08.00 AM - 08.20 AM
|08.30 AM - 09.45 AM
Session 1 - Building partnerships for unlocking financing for the SDGs
To achieve the SDGs, a new wave of financing strategies and opportunities must be developed to unlock public and private capital. Partnerships are essential to bridge the SDG financing gap and leverage the necessary funds to drive implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The session will focus on how effective partnerships can be forged to leverage and channel investments for the implementation of the SDGs.
Moderator: Mr. Arif Neky, United Nations, SDG Platform, Kenya
Kick-off presentation: Ms. Serena Li, Research Lead, World Resources Institute presents "Unlocking Early-Stage Financing for SDG Partnerships" (10 minutes)
|10.00 AM - 11.15 PM
Session 2 - Building partnerships at the country level to leverage resources from all sectors of society
To bolster effective country driven partnerships for SDG implementation, all stakeholders from various sectors of society must work in unison to leverage resources, knowledge and aspirations needed for transformational change.
This session will provide insights on how multi-stakeholder partnerships can be built at the national level, including through developing national partnership platforms that brokers and catalyzes new multi-stakeholder partnerships for advancing SDG implementation.Moderator: Mr. Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative
|11.30 AM - 12.45 PM
Session 3 - Unleashing the creativity, knowledge, and energy of youth for multi-stakeholder partnerships
Youth are a major force and key actors in achieving the SDGs. Young people have played, and will continue to play, a key role in shaping the implementation of the SDGs through their creativity, knowledge and energy. This session will focus on how to partner with youth to harness their resources in multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Moderator: Ms. Susanne Salz, Project Leader, Partnerships2030
|12.45 PM - 01.00 PM
Closing and launch of a Partnership Campaign to strengthen partnership enabling factors towards the 2023 SDG Summit