About Partnerships for SDGs online platform
A Guide to the Online Platform
The Partnerships for SDGs online platform was launched as a beta/draft version in the lead-up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

The platform, managed by the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/DESA) and initially developed in response to a mandate set out by the Rio+20 Conference (paragraph 283, Future We Want), has been improved to beer respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to function as a tool to inform all stakeholders on initiatives carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and for linking progress of those initiatives to various follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Agenda, in particular to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Durng the fall of 2015, DSD/DESA sought the views from all stakeholders through an online questionnaire on how the platform can be fully utilized to fulfil its aimed objectives of spurring global engagement around multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in support of the SDGs. The questionnaire was available through the Partnerships for SDGs platform between 19 October to 15 November 2015. 134 responses were received through the questionnaire. As an additional input, on 4 November 2015, DSD/DESA organized, together with the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, a briefing on “A platform for partnerships”, where participants provided comments and views on the use of the platform towards realizing the 2030 Agenda. A synthesis report was prepared following the consultations, which concluded with a set of actions points to guide the next version of the platform

new version now live - March 2016
The new version of the online platform is now available. New features includes a way for focal points to report on progress of their partnerships to inform the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on how they are advancing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, advanced search features, networking forum capabilities, national pages to showcase partnerships and other voluntary initiatives operating in countries that are part of the HLPF voluntary national reviews, and ways to stay better connected and engaged with multi-stakeholder partnerships available in the platform. Please read the A Guide to the Online Platform for more information.
Support national voluntary reviews
SUPPORTING THE VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The High-level Political Forum is mandated to conduct voluntary national reviews and thematic reviews of the implementation of the Agenda, with inputs from other intergovernmental bodies and forums, relevant UN entities, regional processes, major groups and other stakeholders. The national reviews will provide a platform for partnerships.

The Partnerships for SDGs online platform provides a space for showcasing multi-stakeholder partnerships that conduct activities in those countries that take part in the national reviews.

How to get your initiative to appear on the National Pages:
  1. Sign in to your account
  2. Click "My initiatives". Then the name of your initiative you wish to edit.
  3. Under field “Operating countries”, type in the name of the country you wish it to appear under, and click on the link of the country to select it.
  4. Repeat for additional countries.
  5. Save the form at bottom of the page
Be SMART
ENSURE YOUR REGISTERED INITIATIVE IS MARKED AS SMART - SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVEABLE, RESOURCE-BASED, WITH TIME BASED DELIVERABLES

Sign in to your account and edit initiative. Once signed in, Click My initiatives, then click on the name of the initiative, and fill out the form.

  1. Fill out required fields
  2. Add in countries where the partnership is operating
  3. Fill out contact information
  4. Add in deliverables (at least 1)
  5. Add in resources (at least 1)
  6. Add in Sustainable Development Goals (at least 1)
  7. Add in partner connections
Progress reports
INFORM STAKEHOLDERS, PARTNERS AND THE HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HOW YOUR INITIATIVE IS ADVANCING THE 2030 AGENDA AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS BY SUBMITTING SHORT PROGRESS REPORTS.

How to submit:

  1. Sign in to your account
  2. Click “My initiatives” under your account
  3. Click on the link “Reports” next to the name of your initiative, then click "Submit Progress Report"
  4. Fill out and submit the form

  • Hint: When submitting a progress report, you can both report on the status of existing deliverables, as well add in new deliverables.
  • Submitted reports will appear at: Progress Reports
  • Deadline: 1 May
  • Note: Requirements/deadlines for submitting progress reports depends on which Action Network you belong to.
  • If you registered directly through the Partnerships for SDGs website, the deadline is May 1.
Interact with partnerships
AS A REGISTERED USER, YOU CAN INTERACT WITH PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN SEVERAL WAYS THROUGH ITS DEDICATED PAGE
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - Click on the Like-icon to show your support.
STAY INFORMED, FOLLOW INITIATIVES - Follow initiatives and get informed when an update is available. Updates will be listed under the Notifications-icon on the top right user menu.
COMMENT ON INITIATIVES - Share your thoughts and feedback on other initiatives available in the platform.
TWEET DIRECTLY TO INITIATIVES - All partnership initiatives have a unique reference number. Send short messages on your, or other, partnership initiatives by tweeting to the unique partnership hash tags available in the platform.