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Partnership Exchange
Organized in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), the Partnership Exchange is United Nations' annual global gathering for reviewing multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Partnership for SDGs online platform serves as the basis for drawing on multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments being profiled at the Partnership Exchange. To be considered for review, please register your initiative, or provide an update of an already registered initiative.

Past sessions

2018 session
13 July
The 2018 Partnership Exchange will take place as a full day event on 13 July 2018, under the theme "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies", with focus on those SDGs under review at HLPF 2018, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

More information is coming soon.
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The Partnership Exchange provides a timely forum for Member States and civil society to share experience and expertise in the design and implementation of partnerships that will contribute to achieving the SDGs

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

I would like to begin by saluting our organizers, UN DESA and the UN Office for Partnerships, for their insight and commitment in dedicating a full day of discussion to the kinds of partnerships we need to deliver the 2030 Agenda.

H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly

The Partnership Exchange serves as a platform for sharing innovations, knowledge and expertise, and for identifying lessons learned and best practices.

Mr. Wu Hongbo, former Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (August 2012 - July 2017)

Profiled at Partnership Exchange
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (#SDGAction9691)
(2017 Partnership Exchange)
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) (#SDGAction7483)
(2017 Partnership Exchange)
Global Partnership to End Violence against Children (#SDGAction9061 )
(2016 Partnership Exchange)
Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) (#SIDSAction7471)
(2016 Partnership Exchange)