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Partnerships of SDGs online platform - synthesis of consultation
22 Dec 2015 - The Partnerships for SDGs online platform was launched as a beta/draft version in the lead-up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

The platform, managed by the Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/DESA) and initially developed in response to a mandate set out by the Rio+20 Conference (paragraph 283, Future We Want), is currently being improved to better respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to function as a tool to inform all stakeholders on initiatives carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and for linking progress of those initiatives to various follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Agenda, in particular to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

A full version of the platform is expected to be launched in January 2016, when the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda will come into effect. In preparing for its full version, DSD/DESA sought the views from all stakeholders through an online questionnaire on how the platform can be fully utilized to fulfil its aimed objectives of spurring global engagement around multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in support of the SDGs. The questionnaire was available through the Partnerships for SDGs platform between 19 October to 15 November 2015.

134 responses were received through the questionnaire. As an additional input, on 4 December 2015 DESA organized, together with the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, a briefing on “A platform for partnerships”, where participants provided comments and views on the use of the platform towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.

The present report synthesizes the responses and views received, and conclude with a set of action points, based on the synthesis, that will guide the projected full version of the platform.