UN DESA webinar on Partnerships against COVID-19 - building back better together to advance the 2030 Agenda

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Group recently launched a framework for UN’s urgent socio-economic support to countries and societies in the face of COVID-19. To advise the work of the 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator, a webinar was organized on Partnership against COVID-19 – Building Back together to advance the 2030 Agenda on 7 July 2020. On behalf of ECOSF, President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated in the webinar.

It was moderated by Mr. Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, the Partnering Initiative while the panelists included:

  • Fatmir Bitiqi, Special Advisor at the Cabinet of the President of the Government of North Macedonia
  • Christine N. Umutoni, Resident Coordinator, Mauritius and Seychelles 
  • Gabriela Ocampo, United Nations Global Compact
  • Kingsley Opoku Amaning, Resident Coordinator, Liberia
  • Scott Ratzan, Business Partners for Sustainable Development 
  • Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Professor and Department Chair of Development Sociology, Cornell University.

The discussion during the webinar centered around the ideas as to how partnerships can help assist in particular developing countries to address the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath and promote synergies between key sectors, including the scientific and technological community and the private sector.

Recording of the webinar can be accessed at

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