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September 21, 2016: UN Women and the Global Partnerships Forum honoured H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Madame Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, and H.E. Madame Ban Soon-taek, First Lady of the United Nations, for their lifelong commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment.
September 19, 2016: The U.S. Department of State, The Kavli Foundation, The Global Partnerships Forum, and the U.S. National Science Foundation hosted the launch of the International Brain Initiative, part of which is an International Brain Station, to enhance and facilitate global collaboration on fundamental brain science research.
September 15-16, 2016: The Governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and the Republic of Kenya, ONE Campaign and PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) hosted the 2016 GODAN Summit in New York, to address challenges of agriculture and nutrition. GODAN Partner, the Global Partnerships Forum was honored to be the Summit Coordinator.
The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury paid a courtesy call to His Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki–moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York on 27 October 2015. The Dean of Canterbury also met with Mr. Amir Dossal, President and CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum, with aims to develop a strategy to help further the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. The GPF is honoured to be working with the Canterbury Cathedral to develop a global outreach strategy that will engage faith-based communities in concrete action to achieve the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
UN Women and the Global Partnerships Forum Celebrate SDG 5 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
As the international community gathered for the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Women and the Global Partnerships Forum hosted a VIP Reception for First Spouses of Heads of State/Government of Member States of the United Nations, on 27th September 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This high-level event took place at the Penthouse of 50 United Nations Plaza.
The Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Spain, and The Philippines co-hosted the World Health Organization (WHO) event, in collaboration with the Global Partnerships Forum and the International Disability Alliance. The VIP Reception: Health and the Sustainable Development Goals: Leaving no one with disability behind took place in the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations. The objective of the discussion was to raise awareness of Member States’ obligations to leave no one behind – including people with disabilities – in the post-2015 development agenda. WHO made the case that in Goal 3: Health and Well-being for All and All Ages people with disabilities are genuinely included.
Global Partnerships Forum is honored to be a GODAN Partner and the Summit Coordinator for the 2016 GODAN Summit. The September 15-16 event will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown and will be hosted by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Kenya, and the organizations ONE Campaign and PUSH. Here is the link to the petition to end world hunger: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/action/open-data-revolution-end-hunger/
Novus hosted its inaugural annual summit at the United Nations on July 17 in partnership wit the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The summit showcased seventeen innovators who bring together technology and humanity.
The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and the World Development Foundation organized the UN SDGs for World Development Conference on May 23, 2016 at the United Nations.
On May 17, 2016, UN Women hosted A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the ECOSOC Chambers in New York. The conference worked towards Sustainable Development Goal 5.