FWA Leadership attends a special event held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on “The role of partnerships and their contribution to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”
The event brought together leading public and private sector leaders, philanthropists, non-profits and academia representatives from across the globe to generate ideas and action-oriented solutions on ways in which multi-stakeholder partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) range from halving extreme poverty rates and providing universal primary education to promoting gender equality and empowering women.
FWA President Kimberly Weinrick attended a joint special event of the United Nations General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on “The role of partnerships and their contribution to the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Ambassador John W. Ashe, and the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, H.E. Ambassador Martin Sajdik, hosted this event and each provided opening remarks. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon framed the conference noting that attendees were encouraged to define the vision, mandate and a pragmatic approach to implement next steps in building partnerships to truly affect change.
The panel discussions addressed key lessons learned since the signing of the Millennium declaration in 2000, stimulated continued collaboration with businesses, civil society and other actors beyond the year 2015, and considered ways for a more effective framework for monitoring the implementation of global development goals.
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