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Multi-stakeholder partnerships & voluntary commitments
Partnerships for SDGs
Global registry of voluntary commitments & multi-stakeholder partnerships
The Partnership Data for SDGs (PD4SDGs) initiatives has been developed to improve the transparency, coherency and accountability of multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments.
Partnership Forum, 4 April 2018
Partnering for resilient and inclusive societies: contributions of the private sector
Partnership Exchange
Partnership Exchange, 13 July 2018
Reviewing the work of multi-stakeholder partnerships and other voluntary initiatives in driving implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 17
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1 Mar 2017 - Expert Group Meeting on Partnership Data for the SDGs
UN Global Compact, 685 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York
17 Jul 2017 - Partnership Exchange 2017
Conference Room 1, UNHQ, New York
6 Dec 2017 - Building Community of Ocean Action on Marine pollution
Conference Room 14, UN Environment Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya

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The achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals will require all hands on deck. It will require different sectors and actors working together in an integrated manner by pooling financial resources, knowledge and expertise. In our new development era with 17 intertwined Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets as a blue-print for achieving the sustainable Future We Want, cross sectorial and innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships will play a crucial role for getting us to where we need by the year 2030.

Partnerships for sustainable development are multi-stakeholder initiatives voluntarily undertaken by Governments, intergovernmental organizations, major groups and others stakeholders, which efforts are contributing to the implementation of inter-governmentally agreed development goals and commitments, as included in Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, the Millennium Declaration, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) entitled “The Future We Want”, the Third International Conference on Small island Developing States, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Sustainable Development Goal 17, which reads “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development”, recognizes multi-stakeholder partnerships as important vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries. Goal 17 further seek to encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.