FAO and UN System Partnerships



The guidance document by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) delineates the concept of transformative partnerships, integral to FAO's Strategic Framework 2022–2031. Emphasizing the need for collaboration across sectors, the document advocates for a shift in FAO's approach and a shared understanding of how partnerships contribute to resilient agrifood systems.


Rooted in the 17 Goals, there are transformative entry points or - key transitions that can have catalytic and multiplier effects across the SDGs. This includes (1) food systems; (2) energy access and affordability; (3) digital connectivity; (4) education; (5) jobs and social protection; and (6) climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. This brief outlines this integrated approach and the investment pathways needed to fulfill the 2030 Agenda.


​UNEP, FAO, and UNDP have come together to consolidate learnings and tools, gathered from within and beyond the three UN agencies in order to provide a practical guide for multi-stakeholder collaboration. This guide is intended for institutions and facilitators responsible for leading multi-stakeholder initiatives that are inclusive of government and essential non-governmental actors committed to contributing to the sustainable transformation of food systems.


This report provides an overview of both achievements and challenges of the Development Coordination Office (DCO) and the RC system, and complements the 2022 Secretary-General’s Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) report. To view the interactive version of the report, visit the 2022 UNSDG Chair Report on DCO online report.