Partnership Exchange 2018 Report

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 22 November 2018

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is United Nations’ central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. As such, it is also to provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders. In connection with the HLPF, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), organizes annually a one-day Partnership Exchange including to review the role and impact of multistakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in supporting the implementation of the SDGs, and to build momentum towards the creation of an environment that stimulates multi-stakeholder partnerships.

The present report summarizes the key outcomes of the 2018 Partnership Exchange.