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Partnerships in action

The great ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved through cooperation and global partnerships between multiple actors and across a broad range of areas.

In Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States determine to implement the SDGs “through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development”, bringing together governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors.

Targets on the means of implementation feature in each of the SDGs as well as in SDG17, Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, where they are separated into sections on finance, technology, capacity building, trade and systemic issues. Integral to Agenda 2030 are policies and actions outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of June 2015.  

Team player

Partnerships are at the heart of FAO’s mission to help build consensus for a world free from hunger.

FAO plays a critical role in governance matters and participatory approaches to policymaking, especially relevant today with the growth in public-private partnerships. Foremost among UN agencies, FAO brings together diverse stakeholders to interact and discuss policy, supplying essential data, norms, standards, and supporting countries implement inclusive and cross-cutting policy products.

The participation of multiple stakeholders - including the voice of marginalised people - in planning and policymaking enables greater ownership and improves the chances of long-term policy success.

Academia
Academia
Civil Society
Civil Society
Cooperatives
Cooperatives
Private Sector
Private Sector
Resource Partners
Resource Partners
South-South Cooperation
South-South Cooperation
Parliamentary alliances
Parliamentary alliances

The spirit of partnership infuses virtually every area of FAO’s work, from facilitating intergovernmental multistakeholder platforms like the Committee on World Food Security to enabling the exchange of technology, knowledge, experiences, policies and good practices, for example through South-South Cooperation, to mobilising resources and investments in multiple areas like financing climate action through the Green Climate Fund

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