2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum
Following the decisions in General Assembly resolution 75/290A on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will be held on 2 February 2022, back-to-back with the Council’s new coordination segment.
It will be chaired by the President of ECOSOC and held under the 2022 theme of ECOSOC and the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
Due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in New York City, the forum will be fully virtual, featuring an Opening and a Closing session, two Plenary Sessions, seven Spotlight Sessions, two Partnership Exchanges, and over twenty side events.
The Forum will feature exchange of new ideas, expectations and priorities for the work ahead for the Council cycle and the HLPF held under the auspices of the Council. The Partnership Forum will also discuss forward-looking actions by countries and all relevant stakeholders as well as innovative partnerships that can mobilize commitments and actions to advance the 2030 Agenda.
Because of its timing in early February, the 2022 Partnership Forum will be a key opportunity to galvanize Member States and all other key stakeholders, including the UN system, international financial institutions, as well as international organizations, parliamentarians, local governments, NGOs, the private sector, civil society, scientists, academia, women, youth and other stakeholders, early on in the ECOSOC cycle.