Media Advisory: Partnerships for sustainable development and humanitarian action

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 19 January 2018

Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

 

The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be opendaily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.

Visitors are also invited to explore exhibitions, videos, and virtual and augmented reality in the Hub. The international organisations behind this first-ever initiative have come together with a shared vision and commitment to a world in which the Sustainable Development Goals are met for everyone and no one is left behind. The organisations recognise that in today’s fractured world, this can only be achieved when public and private sector partners work together to address persisting inequalities and make a positive impact on the lives of those at risk of being left behind due to development deficits, humanitarian crises, natural disasters or conflict.

Organisations behind the centre include the ICRC, IFRC, IOM, OCHA, UN Women, UNDP, UN Foundation, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, the World Bank, the Global Humanitarian Lab, the Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation, UN Global Compact, and the Connecting Business initiative.

Representatives of the media are also invited to the reception in the Hub from 5.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 25 January. For further information, please contact the participating organisations directly.

Photo: UNDP