Joint Debate on the “Role of Partnerships in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

A thematic debate of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on “The Role of Partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will take place in New York on April 9 and 10. The objective of the joint thematic debate is to provide a platform for Member States to address how strengthened global partnerships for sustainable Development including multi ‐stakeholders partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda.

The event will promote the scaling ‐ up of the impact of all forms of cooperation in the post 2015 development agenda, and promote the urgent implementation of existing commitments under the global partnership for development while also addressing the emerging role of innovative multi‐stakeholder partnerships.

In the lead up, stakeholders have been invited to provide inputs which will inform the background note of the event . The event will be guided by the following preliminary questions:

  • What are the key lessons learned of the implementation of MDG 8 and what incentives can be created to reinforce its implementation?
  • While not a substitute to existing cooperation mechanisms, how can multi‐stakeholder partnerships be an important complement to achieving internationally agreed development goals, including in the context of the post 2015 development agenda?
  • How can Governments, at all levels, incentivize multi ‐stakeholder engagement for the implementation of sustainable development, in particular from the private sector?
  • Which models or mechanisms can help ensure effective monitoring and accountability of the means of implementation of the post ‐ 2015 development agenda?