• 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.


Bill Miller interviews Amir Dossal on partnerships for sustainable development

In an interview Amir Dossal, discusses the role of the public and private sectors to promote sustainable development, the importance of empowering women, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals such as eliminating poverty and preserving the oceans.

Secretary-General launches Youth 2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy

We are excited to announce that the Secretary-General will launch Youth 2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy during the 73rd session of UNGA on Monday, September 24, 2018.

The UN Youth Strategy is particularly special because it is an unprecedented effort that aims to guide the entire UN-System...

Summit for State Treasurers, Pension Funds and Asset Owners to Reverse Economic Inequality

The Ethical Capitalism Group, in partnership with the CFA Institute, PRI, McKinsey Global Institute and the Global Partnerships Forum (GPF), hosted a Special Summit at the United Nations, for State Treasurers, Pension Funds and other Asset Owners. The summit focused on the investment and business case for reversing economic inequality by focusing on its inter-connected issues, the productivity crisis and lack of broad-based innovation.

Kofi Annan: The Peoples’ SG – In Fond Memory by Amir Dossal

As the world mourns the untimely passing of one of the greatest leaders of our time, we reflect on how much he did for humanity.


As the first Secretary-General elected from the ranks of the United Nations, Kofi Annan brought a sense of pride and belonging to the thousands of staffers and millions of others around the globe. I was honoured to serve under him, not only when he was Secretary-General but also when he was the first head of the UN’s Department for Peacekeeping Operations.

Honouring Women Leaders Committed to the 2030 Agenda

September 21, 2016: UN Women and the Global Partnerships Forum honoured H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Madame Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, and H.E. Madame Ban Soon-taek, First Lady of the United Nations, for their lifelong commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment.

State Department launches the International Brain Initiative at the United Nations

September 19, 2016: The U.S. Department of State, The Kavli Foundation, The Global Partnerships Forum, and the U.S. National Science Foundation hosted the launch of the International Brain Initiative, part of which is an International Brain Station, to enhance and facilitate global collaboration on fundamental brain science research.

2016 GODAN Summit to End World Hunger Held on the Margins of the UN General Assembly

September 15-16, 2016: The Governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and the Republic of Kenya, ONE Campaign and PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) hosted the 2016 GODAN Summit in New York, to address challenges of agriculture and nutrition. GODAN Partner, the Global Partnerships Forum was honored to be the Summit Coordinator.

Dean of Canterbury announces closer collaboration with the United Nations’ humanitarian agenda

The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury paid a courtesy call to His Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki–moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York on 27 October 2015. The Dean of Canterbury also met with Mr. Amir Dossal, President and CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum, with aims to develop a strategy to help further the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. The GPF is honoured to be working with the Canterbury Cathedral to develop a global outreach strategy that will engage faith-based communities in concrete action to achieve the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

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.

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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