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The One Ocean Symposium on July 1 at the United Nations looks to address Sustainable Development Goal 14, which raises concern about ocean responsibility. Currently 99% of the ocean is open to fishing, although only over 2% of the ocean's surface is protected by a total of 11,000 ocean sanctuaries. At a recent symposium in March, representatives became determined to raise that percentage to at least 10% within the next 5 years.
2015 is critical year for the international community as intergovernmental negotiations move towards finalizing the SDGs to replace the MDGs, to be endorsed by Leaders in the 2015 September Summit, as we prepare for the Finance for Development Addis Ababa Conference in July and as we head for COP 21 in Paris.
Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance and Global Partnerships Forum Sign in Strategic Alliance
At a ceremony at the Liechtenstein Residence in New York, the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance (LFSG) and the Global Partnerships Form (GPF) signed today a memorandum of understanding setting forth a strategic alliance to provide financial and political development and inclusion through joint initiatives in select countries to be agreed upon between LFSG and GPF, including joint initiatives in furtherance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
5th Women Leaders Forum: Connecting Women’s Health and Girl’s Education for Scalable and Sustainable Development
Co-Hosted by Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, the Global Partnerships Forum, and the Permanent Mission of Romania, in collaboration with ITU and UNAIDS, the Zero Mothers Die Initiative and the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, the 5th Women Leaders Forum took place on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters, as an official side event of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Commissioners issue historic report on state of the Oceans. The GPF welcomes the pioneering work of the Global Ocean Commission to protect our Oceans & Seas. One of the main messages is that "we cannot do it alone," we must engage all the actors. We applaud the leadership role of the Commission in highlighting the opportunities and the challenges for creating healthy oceans.
The Global Partnerships Forum advises its partners on curated discussions with leaders from civil society, government and the private sector. To learn more about upcoming events the Global Partnership Forum is engaged in see our 2014 listing.
GPF Board Member Howard Buffett has produced a wonderful video about their family's efforts to create a culture of sustainable farming. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation's has set-up the first ever Center for No-Till Agriculture to increase crop efficiency and to protect the land.
Today the UN Secretary-General announced that he will convene a global humanitarian summit in Istanbul in 2016, and the goal of this summit is to find new ways to tackle humanitarian needs in our fast-changing world.
On Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th the Global Partnerships Forum together with Cavendish Global, The New York Academy of Sciences and International Telecommunication Union will host the Global Health Impact Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.