The universal, ambitious and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require all countries and actors to work together effectively to leave no one behind. The SDGs call for an equally ambitious response to ensure that ‘billions’ of dollars of available development resources attract, mobilise and channel ‘trillions’ in investments of all kinds: public and private, national and global, and through both financial and non-financial means of implementation. Today, dynamic global partnerships are emerging to mobilise knowledge, expertise, technology, policies and financial resources that countries can apply to accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda in each country and context.
To this end, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands are co-organising a session titled, ‘Strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: what works, what does not work and how to scale up effective multi-stakeholder partnerships’, during European Development Days (15-16 June, Brussels).
During this debate-style session, governments, business and civil society will discuss challenges, showcase successful examples and identify concrete steps to strengthen and scale-up multi-stakeholder initiatives at country and global levels. The session will also feature multi-stakeholder panelists from the Partnering Initiative, Collective Leadership Institute, ING Bank Belgium and World Vision.
Participants at European Development Days are also encouraged to further engage with the Global Partnership in the run-up to its Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) in November 2016, a watershed event which will set priorities for improving development co-operation in the 2030 era. It will convene Heads of State, Ministers, heads of major international organisations and leaders from the private sector, foundations, civil society and more to showcase successes and identify and scale up innovative approaches for a sustainable, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.
Read more about the Global Partnership and Agenda 2030, including how you can engage in the run-up to HLM2 by contributing to plenary sessions or the outcome document, organising side events or setting up a stall in the marketplace.
effective development co-operation.