ECOSOC Partnership Forum was held on 31st of January. The experts of the Center traditionally took part in the forum. Under the main theme of the 2023 ECOSOC and the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”, the 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will bring together UN Member States and stakeholders – from civil society, the private sector, scientists, women, youth, local governments and many others – to discuss innovative efforts that are driving action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to highlight the contributions that partnerships can make in this regard.
The two-day forum was attended by 5,000 representatives of the member states, civil society and private sector. The first day of the forum had side events dedicated to the sharing of the best practices for the development of partnership and cooperation. Within the framework of the first day, a report was presented on multilateral remote consultations of member countries, in which experts from the Center and associated NGOs also participated. The report is available at: https://sdgs.un.org/events/ecosoc-partnership-forum-2023.
An analytical summary is prepared to capture the key policy messages of the Forum along with the messages of the Coordination Segment, which will serve as an input to the July 2023 HLPF and the 2023 SDG Summit as well as the overall work of the ECOSOC and other key inter-governmental processes throughout 2023.