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Partnership Exchange
Monday, 17 July 2017
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
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Special event

Opening Remarks
Keynote statements
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
2016 Partnership Exchange
Read about and see coverage of the 2016 Partnership Exchange
The Partnership Exchange will be live webcast through United Nations Web TV.
Theme: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
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.


Attend the 2017 Partnership Exchange
Registration to the Partnership Exchange is now closed. All confirmed participants are requested to pick up their special event ticket at United Nations gate on 1st Avenue East 46th Street, between 9 AM - 10 AM, Monday, 17 July 2017. A a government issued photo ID is required to get your ticket.

UN grounds pass holders are not required a special event ticket.

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:
Opening Remarks
Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General
Keynote statements
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly
Session 1
Partnership Data for SDGs Framework – Mr. Ola Goransson, Partnerships Coordinator, Outreach and Communication, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
Growing Together (#SDGAction21784), Juan Gonzalez-Valero, Head of Sustainability and Policy, Syngenta
Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) (#SDGAction21879), Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), Policy and Technical Advisory Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) (#SDGAction7483), Katherine Richards, Head of Hunger and Nutrition, Save the Children UK and Vice-chair of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network (CSN)
Session 2
Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E) (#SDGAction22414), Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
SDG Alliance Portugal (#SDGAction21236), Mr. Mario Parra da Silva, Network Representative of UN Global Compact Network Portugal
Sustainable Stock Exchanges (#SDGAction21312), Ms. Chantal line Carpentier, Head of New York Office, UNCTAD
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (#SDGAction9691), Dr. Claire Melamed, Executive Director of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) (#SDGAction17842), Mr. Colin Allen, Chair of International Disability Alliance
Aviation Partnerships for Sustainable Development (AP - SD) – Mr. Henry Gourdji, Head, Strategic Planning, Coordination and Partnership Office, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Session 3
EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age (#SDGAction22186), Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief Strategic Planning and Membership Department, ITU
Every Woman Every Child (#SDGAction12387), Ms
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe (#SDGAction18763), Mr. Ton Coenen, Chair of EuroNGOs and Executive Director of Rutgers
The PACT for Social Transformation in the AIDS Response (#SDGAction22393), Ms Hayley Gleeson - ACT!2030 Project Coordinator (IPPF/The PACT)
Using Data to Support Women’s Rights: Property Markets and Housing Rights through a GenderEquity Lens (#SDGAction21644), Ms. Judith A. Hermanson, PhD, President and CEO, IHC Global
Working for Health: A Five-Year Action Plan for Health Employment and Inclusive Economic Growth (2017 - 2021) (#SDGAction16325), Dratior. Shambhu ACHARYA, Director, Office of the Director-General, World Health Organization
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