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CSD-17 Partnerships Fair (2009)


The CSD-17 Partnerships Fair Guidelines (revised 11/03/09) are now available, including request forms for Partnerships Presentations and Information Desks

The Partnerships Fair is part of the official Programme of Activities for CSD-17. The Fair is organized to provide registered “Partnerships for Sustainable Development” with the opportunity to showcase progress, network, identify partners, and create synergies between complementary initiatives and finding opportunities for replicability and scaling up.

Key Components of the CSD-17 Partnerships Fair

  1. Partnerships working sessions: These sessions aim at generating a more interactive, candid and dynamic dialogue and exchanges of views among leading-edge thinkers, practitioners and experts on issues related to the use of partnerships to implement sustainable development. Working sessions will take place in the CSD Partnerships Fair room, conference room 6.
  2. Partnership training sessions: Interactive sessions that offer valuable tools, resources, examples and practical experiences on establishing, developing and maintaining effective partnerships as collaborative mechanisms for more effective delivery of sustainable development goals and objectives. Training sessions will take place in the CSD Partnerships Fair room, conference room 6.
  3. Partnerships Information Desks: A small number of desks are available upon request to CSD registered partnerships to display and distribute information related to their partnership and be available to discuss their work with CSD-17 delegates. The desks will be located in the ‘neck area’ (situated in the corridor between the Vienna Café and the elevators in the 1st basement of the Conference Building at UN-HQ).

As CSD-17 will have a thematic focus on Africa, Agriculture, Desertification, Drought, Land and Rural Development, we are particularly encouraging partnerships working in these areas to take advantage of the CSD Partnerships Fair activities to share their experiences.

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