Global partnerships need to break "traditional silos"

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Opening remarks by Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC at a ECOSOC Special Meeting on Inequality. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Global partnerships involving multiple stakeholders need to break "traditional silos" to make decisions and find solutions.

The President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Oh Joon made the remarks during a debate held on Thursday.

The forum brought businesses and foundations to discuss with governments how to better support the internationally agreed development goals or SDGs.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

The new UN global goals or SDGs seek to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and to "leave no one behind".

A successful sustainable development agenda though requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society, the UN says.

ECOSOC is mandated to serve as the platform to review these partnerships.

The body engages non-governmental actors in the UN’s work and coordinates the activities of the UN development system.

ECOSOC President Oh Joon says partnerships, especially those led by the UN, must be "transparent and accountable".

In September last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 51”

 

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