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Partnership Exchange
Monday, 17 July 2017
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
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Special event

Help the Secretariat of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development visualize the world's action to #SaveOurOcean
The Secretariat of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is offering a unique opportunity to data visualizations specialists to showcase and present their skills to the international community by analyzing and visualizing data from the 1,380 voluntary commitments that were announced in the lead-up, and during, The Ocean Conference, held on 5-9 June 2017 at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Deadline 10 July 2017. The visualization from the selected winner will be featured during the HLPF at the Partnership Exchange special event, which takes place at the UN headquarters on 17 July 2017.

Click to read more and to enter the competition
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the United Nations’ central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be convened on 10-19 July 2017, under the theme: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The session will review, in depth, the following SDGs:

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Means of implementation, including with respect to Goal 17, will also be reviewed in the session.

Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are an integral aspect of the High-level Political Forum and follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. They provide a broad platform for partnerships, enabling the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders and the exchange of experiences—including successes, challenges, and lessons learned, with the objective of accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

In support of the work of the High-level Political Forum and the Voluntary National Reviews, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), is organizing for the second time a Partnership Exchange special event, to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development. The event, organized on the occasion of the 2017 HLPF, will be open to all HLPF accredited participants (information on how to attend for non-accredited participants is available below), with a special focus on reviewing the work of multi-stakeholder partnerships and other voluntary initiatives in driving implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17.

Present your partnership at the 2017 Partnership Exchange

Interested in presenting your partnership initiative at the 2017 Partnership Exchange? Apply before 9 June 2017 using the link below. For additional information, including selection criteria, please see the concept note, available on the right side of this page.

Application is now closed.

Attend the 2017 Partnership Exchange
The Partnership Exchange special event is open to all HLPF accredited participants. For non accredited participants, please click on the below link to apply for a special event ticket, available on a first come first served basis.

Contribute to annual report - submit progress report

All stakeholders with registered multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform are encouraged to submit a short progress report of their initiatives through the online platform, before July 1, 2017. These short progress reports will appear on the HLPF Inputs Database, and form the basis of an annual report by the Secretariat on how partnerships and other voluntary initiatives are driving the implementation of the SDGs. More information at: