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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
#BuildPeace

Project 1948 embodies the promotion of peace, justice, and strong institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by way of a two-part model: to provide the medium of photography and human rights to catalyze community policy-change through youth capacity building. Societal inclusivity is the cornerstone of this non-profit organization. Engagement with the arts propels young adults to become community leaders, effectuate change, and strengthen their institutional representation. Project 1948’s innovative photo-voice approach to achieving sustainable development creates avenues for resource accessibilit...[more]

Partners
Photographers Without Borders; United Nations Volunteers; OnGood
Sustainable Development Goals
FFRE Transition Workshop Series

In 2011 the Secretary General launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative that has three objectives to be achieved by 2030: ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. The ambitions and policies for many SIDS go beyond these objectives however.To support the SE4ALL initiative and SIDS ambitions, the partners of this initiative are organising a series of Fossil Fuel to Renewable Energy (FFRE) Transition workshops, building the capacity of po...[more]

Partners
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), DSD, UNDESA Water, Energy and Capacity Development Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), IISD
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is an organizational network of tourism stakeholders of the public and private sectors, non-profits, UN agencies and programmes, international organizations and academic institutions. Partner organizations share the common vision and understanding of the goal of "sustainable tourism" and collaborate internationally, regionally or nationally to transform tourism globally. The mission is to transform the way tourism is done worldwide by building partnerships to support the implementation of sustainable tourism practices at destinations through adop...[more]

Partners
United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Government of France, Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Travel Foundation, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainab...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Islands Programme

-Provide a coherent process at national and regional levels towards sustainable development by contextualizing the 20 themes;-Identify key actions required, and the amount of resources required to achieve the expected results;-Formulate a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for countries to gauge their performances towards the implementation of Mauritius Strategy; and -Foster regional cooperation and integration, SIDS-SIDS knowledge exchanges, and a methodology to deal with the large asymmetries between the developmental stages of the beneficiary countries.

Partners
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC);IOC Member States; UNDESA Sponsored by European Union
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Min-E Access: Minimum Electricity Access

More than one billion people worldwide, most of them living in rural isolated communities, don’t have any access to electricity and modern energy services. Min-E Access will provide a minimum of electricity access to households in these rural isolated areas through renewable energy technologies, covering at least three basic services: (1) lighting, (2) radio reception, and (3) cell phone charging. Most of the financial support required for this partnership will be directed towards two major modules that will ensure the sustainability of this initiative: (1) capacity building and (2) entreprene...[more]

Partners
Adama Science & Technology University (Ethiopia) Adolescence Education Programme (India) Asantys Systems (Germany) ASTURS - Inti Wasi (Peru) Beta engineering (U.S) Clean Energy Development Bank (Nepal) Cultivando Agua Boa (Brazil / Paraguay) Dalarna University (Sweden) Electriciens Sans Frontieres (France) Empower Generation (U.S.) Energética (Bolivia) Environmental Camps for Conservat...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

The Partnership has as its overarching goal to mobilize global support to reduce the growth of GHG emissions generated by land transport in developing countries by promoting more sustainable, low carbon transport. Transport in developing countries is the one of the largest, and fastest growing, source of GHG emissions. Transport related CO2 emissions are expected to increase 57% worldwide in the period 2005 ? 2030, and it is estimated that transport (passenger and freight) in developing countries will contribute about 80 percent of this increase. At the same time transport is largely missi...[more]

Partners
Major Groups: International Association for Public Transport (UITP) (Belgium) Transport and Environment (T+E) (Belgium) Believe Sustainability (Brazil) China Urban Transport Research Centre (CUSTReC) (China) International Union of Railways (UIC) (France) VEOLIA Transport (France) World Streets (France) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH/ German Technical Coope...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Powering the Future We Want

Of the sustainable development challenges facing the world today, none is more cross-cutting and deeply embedded in our daily lives and livelihoods than energy. Energy is the life blood of our civilization. The well-being of our people and economy and the health of our environment depend on safe, clean, secure, sustainable and affordable energy.rnrnPowering the Future We Want offers a grant in the amount of one million US dollars to fund future capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development. The Grant is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership based on past ...[more]

Partners
China Energy Fund Committee, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and Grant Winners
Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting small-scale artisanal fishers through training to MSME

Sustainable fisheries requires support to small-scale fishery operators, who create jobs for the local communities, protect local and regional marine resources and promote sustainable consumption. In this regard, the role of small scale artisanal fishers cannot be overemphasized. Micro-, small- and medium-enterprises (MSME) in the agri-business sector, including in the fishery processing industry, are present in almost every coastal country. Their role is even more vital in poverty eradication and empowerment of youth and women. Formal MSMEs contribute up to 45 percent of total employ...[more]

Partners
DSD/UN DESA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability Literacy Test (SULITEST) of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)

The sustainability literacy test (SULITEST) is an online multiple choice question assessment. It assesses, in 30 minutes, the minimum level of knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility, applicable all over the world, in any kind of higher education institution (HEI), in any country, for students from any kind of tertiary-level course (bachelors, masters, MBAs, PhD).

Partners
* Senior Advisors: UNESCO, UNDP, UNEP, UN DESA, UN PRME, ULSF, CEEMAN, MEDIES, GRLI, ARIUSA, AMFORHT, HEASC, WFCP, GUPES, IDDRI, IAU, Copernicus alliance * Regional-National Expert Committee: RAUSA, ACTS, PRME Chapter Brazil, CGUN, Red Campus Sustentable, RCFA, REDIES, RAUDO, PRME national Chapter for Middle East and North Africa, CGE, CPU, REFEDD, CIRSES, HKSCC, APSCC, CAS-Net JAPAN, CRUI,INAE...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
22 Jun 2012
20 Jun 2012
19 Jun 2012
13 May 2011
11 May 2011
2 May 2011
3 May 2010
14 May 2008
12 May 2008
12 May 2008
5 May 2008