Invitation to the International Conference on partnerships with the private sector

The Joint Inspection Unit kindly invite interested staff to the International Conference on “Public – Private Partnership for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda”, which will take place at the Palais des Nations, from 10 to 13 April 2018, in Conference Room XVII. Ms. Arancha Gonzaléz, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, and Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will deliver key-note opening statements on this occasion. Three ministers from developing countries are expected to participate in the Conference as well. The Conference is organised in an open, multistakeholder format with the participation of United Nations officials, representatives of academia and the private sector, which will engage in a rich debate over the institutional aspects related to the engagement of the private sector and the presentations of Sustainable Development Goals case studies covering a broad geographic area. More than 70 experts of all professional horizons, theorists and practitioners, will address partnerships issues in 18 sessions. In the light of the diversity of speakers and of the topics discussed, the Conference may count as a free-of-charge training programme for the staff dealing with the private sector and with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The draft programme is available at

The registration is opened on the JIU web-site at