Developing Partnerships for SDGs in Asia Pacific
In support of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the global follow-up and review process which is centralized around the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Division for Sustainable Development (UN-DESA), in collaboration with ESCAP, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, is organizing an Expert Group Meeting in the Asia and Pacific region on "Developing Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals", which is taking place on 28 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. [More information]

The following online discussion will directly feed into the meeting, which has four inter-related sessions. To join the discussion, click on the sessions to which you would like to contribute and address the various issues that have been outlined. To contribute, please first Sign in.

Share your views, concrete examples, and challenges, on the below four inter-related issues. Inputs will be synthesized and part of the outcome of the event.

Session 1
Innovative approaches of partnerships in tackling SDGs
Session 2
Governance models, accountability and stakeholder engagement
Session 3
National enabling environments for fostering effective partnerships
Session 4
Partnership engagement with 2030 Agenda follow-up and review processes
Innovative approaches of partnerships in tackling the Sustainable Development Goals
Through its broad range of expertise and partner composition, multi-stakeholder partnerships embody the integrated approach needed for driving the Sustainable Development Goals. They offer the potential for intensive, innovative and sustained collaboration from all sectors on issues that are imperative for driving sustainable development both locally, nationally, and on a global level.

Unlocking the vast knowledge and expertise that partnerships and their partners collaboratively possess, is the key to effectively supporting the implementation of the sustainable development goals. Science, technology, and innovation are key elements for developing, implementing and optimizing effective and sustainable partnerships. In the emergence of today's knowledge societies, sharing of information, availability of big data growing exponentially, expertise, technology, and financial resources has the potential to drive entrepreneurship, connect a geographically diverse range of stakeholders and communities in order to find the best solution for any given problem, and attract funding from multiple sources.

Guiding questions

  • What are some of the existing, and emerging, innovative approaches of partnerships in tackling the SDGs
  • How partnerships can leverage the use of science, technology, and information sharing tools, for driving the SDGs