Support Sustainable Development – Partnership Opportunities for Business
The third session of the Summit will focus on “Achieving Development”. Aligned with this theme, the Summit will offer your company an excellent platform to demonstrate how you are making a contribution to development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
It is our hope that every participant will come prepared to share a new commitment or announcement and the Summit will provide a forum for participants to make these announcements public. Participants will also have access to a speakers’ corner to record on-camera announcements and commitments to be broadcast via a “Leaders’ Livestream” both at the event and through the UN Webcast.
We expect that a highlight of the Summit will be the announcement of new partnerships between business and the UN in support of UN goals, especially the MDGs. You may wish to consider engaging in any of the below list of partnership opportunities from across the UN System that both contribute to the MDGs and could benefit from additional corporate participation. We would like to encourage you to review the initiatives and reach out to the contacts listed to learn more about how your company can get involved.
They are as follows:
Partnerships to help eradicate Poverty:
The Business Call to Action (BCtA) – UN Development Programme (UNDP)
The Millennium Villages Project – Millennium Promise, the Earth Institute at Columbia University and UNDP
Partnership to help eradicate Hunger:
Project Laser Beam (PLB) - World Food Programme (WFP)
Partnerships to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women:
Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business - UNIFEM and UN Global Compact
Results-Based Initiatives (RBIs) - UNIFEM, World Bank, ICRW
Addressing Sexual Violence Against Girls - UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNIFEM, WHO
Investing in Adolescent Girls: The Girl Fund and the Girl Up campaigns - UN Foundation
The Global Model UN Conference 2010 – UN Department of Public Information
Partnerships to Improve the Health of Women and Children
The Joint Action Plan for Women’s and Children’s Health: Secretary-General, UN Foundation, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
The Joint Action Plan is a bold, focused, and coordinated global initiative that builds on existing efforts and aims to gain new commitments to accelerate progress, deliver results, and ensure accountability on the march to save more than 10 million lives of women and children.
Partnership to Improve Maternal Health:Partnerships to Combat HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases:
Elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus – UNICEF and WHO
Global HIV Prevention Awareness Campaign through Post Offices - UNAIDS
Global Partnership on HIV & Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector – UNAIDS and International Labour Organization (ILO)
The Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign – UNICEF Partnerships to help ensure Environmental Sustainability:
Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) – UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
The Green Commodities Facility - UNDP
Increased Access to Clean Energy - UN Foundation
The Partnership Opportunities document provides further information on why and how you can engage in these partnerships.
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