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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.
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.