New Web Platform on Partnerships for SDGs Launched (Beta Version)

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Division for Sustainable Development) is pleased to announce the beta version launch of “Partnerships for SDGs” – an online platform for encouraging global engagement around multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in support the sustainable development goals and their targets.

Initially developed in response to a mandate set out by the Rio+20 Conference (paragraph 283, Future We Want), the platform, which is being further enhanced to respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will function as a tool to inform stakeholders on initiatives carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships around the world in support of the sustainable development goals, track progress, and share innovative ideas. The platform is free and open to the public.

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From 1 October to 1 November 2015, DESA will seek views of all interested stakeholders on a number of issues related to the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in advancing the sustainable development goals, and the supporting role of this platform:

  • What functionalities should the platform have? What is missing?
  • How can partners best report on progress of their partnerships/commitments, without creating unnecessary reporting burden?
  • How can the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its regional commissions, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), and other inter-governmental fora best support the review process of multi-stakeholder partnerships and their impact on realizing the sustainable development goals?

Views will be sought trough an online survey. Results from the survey will guide the development of the projected “full version” so that it achieves its aim of becoming a tool to encourage global partnerships engagement around the SDGs.

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