• Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

    Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

    Ocean Sanctuary Alliance (OSA) is a partnership of nations and leaders from across disciplines whose mission is to restore and sustain the world’s ocean by securing global and national commitments to establish marine sanctuaries, ensure responsible fishing, and related efforts.

  • GPF Entrepreneurship Clinic

    GPF Entrepreneurship Clinic

    The GPF Entrepreneurship Clinic is our signature program for students and young leaders. Learn how to convert ideas into sound business models and gain an understanding on the workings of the United Nations, and its potential links to business.

  • A Network of Like-minded Thinkers and Practitioners

    A Network of Like-minded Thinkers and Practitioners

    Join our unique platform to build strategic partnerships and advocate your causes at leading global and regional events.

  • Health Impact Forum

    Moving the needle
    from talk to action

    We support our partners by holding frank and open discussions about some of the world’s most challenging issues, bringing together leaders from civil society, government and the private sector.


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.

Health and the Sustainable Development Goals: Leaving no one with Disability Behind

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.

African Heads of State consult investment leaders ahead of Sustainable Development Summit at UN General Assembly in New York

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that the Ai African Heads of State Investment Advisory Council Working Lunch, co-hosted by UN OSAA, the Global Partnerships Forum and the African Union Commission, facilitated critical insights on business and government partnerships required to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

Ambassador Stuart Beck's Call to Action

Mr. Stuart Beck, Ambassador of Oceans and Seas for Palau expressed his deep gratitude to Member States for adopting a dedicated goal for Oceans and Seas and calls upon the International Community to re-double their efforts in creating sanctuaries around the world. Under his leadership, the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance has made the issue of sanctuaries as its primary mission. The target calls for the conservation of at least 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020.

Honoring the Past, Recognizing the Present, and Imagining the Future

Brought together by the esteemed cooperation among certain Member States and civil society, the 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations with the theme: Honoring the Past,Recognizing the Present, and Imagining the Future.

POST 2014 Intergovernmental Negotiations Agree On The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

Late on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 Member-States, along with Co-Facilitators of the negotiations -- Ambassador David Donoghue of Ireland and Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya, Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and Ms. Amina Mohammed, the Secretary General’s Special Advisor for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, succeeded in completing a process years in the making. The Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations achieved a consensus on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Fourth in the One Ocean Symposia Series highlights "golden thread" that unites nations

A high-level symposium “One Ocean: Regenerating Fish Stocks, Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14” was held on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. The symposium was co-sponsored by The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Republic of Poland, and the Republic of Palau, and co-organized by the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance, Global Partnerships Forum, and the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science. Other UN Member States in support of the symposium included the Commonwealth of Australia, the State of Israel, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Maldives, and the Delegation of the European Union.

Pacific SIDS Conference Discusses Climate Change Solutions

“Genuine and Durable Partnerships: Combating Climate Change.” A high-level symposium hosted by Pacific SIDS, in partnership with the Global Partnerships Forum, the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


British Television Phenomenon June Sarpong hosts exciting WIE Awards

British television phenomenon and GPF Ambassador, June Sarpong hosted the Women: Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) Awards honoring “trailblazing” women. The WIE works to celebrate the energy and talent found in women all over the world in order to provide a platform for the women leaders of this generation to inspire and empower the next.

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.



Success Stories

Zero Mothers Die

Zero Mothers Die

A Global Initiative to Save the Lives of Pregnant Women & their Newborns Using Mobile Technologies

Walking With the Wounded

Walking With the Wounded

Walking With The Wounded is a UK based charity which funds both the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women with the aim of helping them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.

Happy Hearts Fund

Happy Hearts Fund

Happy Hearts Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. Since inception its programs have benefited more than 45,000 children and 490,000 community members, while 84 schools and kindergartens have been rebuilt.

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