Workshop: Validating Guidelines for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for SDG Implementation

28 Nov 2017 to 29 Nov 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The 2030 Agenda calls for a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and it will require different sectors and actors working together in an integrated manner. Furthermore, Sustainable Development Goal 17 seeks to enhance and promote inclusive partnerships for sustainable development and it 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.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) are currently developing guidelines on multi-stakeholder partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. The main focus of the guidelines is to provide a practical guidance for policy makers and practitioners to build and sustain effective multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at supporting making progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The regional guidelines are closely aligned with global efforts to guide partnership building.

ESCAP and UNU-IAS are jointly organizing the workshop “Validating Guidelines for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for SDG Implementation”. This workshop will introduce the guidelines for multi-stakeholder partnerships for SDG implementation being jointly developed, and aims to validate and complement issues identified in the guidelines such as needs, challenges, bottlenecks, good practices and other elements related to the process of implementing a successful MSP in the region. Further, the discussions will include practical suggestions on how to align MSP in support of the 2030 Agenda.