PrC experts involved in developing UN’s SDG partnering guidelines

United Nations member states and policymakers have received practical guidelines that were developed in consultancy with the Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Researcher Stella Pfisterer was invited to introduce the guidelines at the launch event during the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok on 29 March 2018.

Stella was involved as an expert in reviewing the Guidelines for Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.

Partnering is an important approach for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and yet building, strengthening and implementing effective partnerships remains a challenge for policymakers and practitioners. The guidelines were developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

The recommendations that the PrC advised on provide practical guidance for UN member states and policymakers, and other stakeholders to develop and implement multi-stakeholder partnerships that can be used to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asian and Pacific region. The guidelines also highlight some of the key challenges and opportunities for building successful multi-stakeholder partnerships.

PrC was involved throughout the process of developing the guidelines and facilitated a stakeholder workshop in Bangkok in November 2017. Stella Pfisterer was also invited to introduce the guidelines at the launch event during the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok on 29 March 2018. 

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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