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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.

Contribute
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 Partnership Exchange
2018
13 July
Organized in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Partnership Exchange provides broad a platform for multi-stakeholder partnerships, government officials, United Nations, major groups and other stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2018 session of High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held from 9-18 July in New York under the overarching theme of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The session will review in-depth progress made towards implementing the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):

  • 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
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The HLPF will also receive voluntary national reviews (VNRs) from 47 countries on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. For more information on the 2018 HLPF session, please see sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf.

The 2018 annual global Partnership Exchange will be held in the margins of the HLPF to discuss and showcase the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A special focus will be on reviewing partnerships and voluntary commitments around the six SDGs that are under in-depth review at the HLPF, and showcasing and sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Structure
The Partnership Exchange will be organized as a one-day event on 13 July 2018 in conference room 11, 12 (morning expert sessions) and 3 (afternoon plenary session). The event will include two expert level parallel sessions in the morning, followed by a plenary segment in the afternoon, resulting in a detailed summary that will be posted publically online.

Participation

The Partnership Exchange special event is open to all accredited HLPF participants. For those not accredited, may apply for a special event ticket online below (deadline 1 June 2018).

The Partnership Exchange includes opportunities for presenting and reviewing innovative multi-stakeholder driven partnerships. Interested stakeholders may apply below (deadline 1 May 2018).

Presenters should aim to show how their initiatives are effectively driving implementation of one or more of the SDGs under review at 2018 HLPF. If possible, an effort should also be made to highlight innovative solutions and best practices that could inspire others, including the countries that are presenting their VNRs.

The Partnership for SDGs online platform serve as the basis for identifying multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments that will be profiled during the Partnership Exchange. Initiatives up for review should be registered. Initiatives already registered should submit a progress update.

The Partnership Exchange presenters should aim to show how their multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments are effectively driving implementation of one or more of the SDGs under review at 2018 HLPF. If possible, an effort should also be made to highlight innovative solutions and best practices that could inspire others, including the countries that are presenting their VNRs.

Save the date

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)