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New York, USA, 13 June 2019 – The and the signed today a Strategic Partnership Framework outlining areas of cooperation to deepen institutional engagement and jointly accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for . The framework was drafted based on a mapping of existing collaboration between the two institutions and will enable a more strategic and coordinated approach towards delivering impact.

The UN-Forum Partnership was signed in a meeting held at headquarters between UN Secretary-General António Guterres and World Economic Founder and Executive Chairman .

Meeting the is essential for the future of humanity. The is committed to supporting this effort, and working with the to build a more prosperous and equitable future,” said , World Economic Founder and Executive Chairman.

“The new Strategic Partnership Framework between the and the has great potential to advance our efforts on key global challenges and opportunities, from , health and education to gender equality, digital cooperation and financing for . Rooted in UN norms and values, the Framework underscores the invaluable role of the private sector in this work – and points the way toward action to generate shared prosperity on a healthy planet while leaving no one behind,” said António

Guterres, UN Secretary-General.

The Strategic Partnership Framework will focus on the following areas:

  • Financing the 2030 Agenda – Mobilize systems and accelerate finance flows toward the 2030 Agenda and the UN , taking forward solutions to increase long-term SDG investments.
  • – Achieve clear, measurable and public commitments from the private sector to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, help create public-private platforms in critical high-emitting sectors, and scale up the services required to adapt to the impacts of .
  • Health – Support countries achieve good health and well-being for all, within the context of the 2030 Agenda, focusing on key emerging global health threats that require stronger multistakeholder partnership and action.
  • Digital cooperation – Meet the needs of the while seeking to advance global analysis, dialogue and standards for digital governance and digital inclusiveness.
  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women – Foster multistakeholder partnerships and coalitions for full participation and equal opportunities of women at all levels of decision-making and for productive participation of women in the labour force, and promote equal pay for work of equal value across sectors and occupations as well as within them.
  • Education and skills – Promote public-private partnerships to address global reskilling and lifelong learning for the future requirements for work, and empower youth with competencies for life and decent work.

The leadership across the will engage in and utilize the different platforms provided by the to advance impact in the above areas. Both institutions will annually review the partnership to further streamline collaboration, take stock of results and identify additional areas to jointly invest efforts in.

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