This report summarizes and discusses the UN University Midday Forum on cross-sector partnerships held in July 2010. On the 30th of June 2010, at 13:30 pm New York Time, the United Nations University organized the UNU Midday Forum on public-private partnerships.The main speaker at the forum was the director of the UN office for Partnerships, Amir A. Dossal. The moderator of the forum was Jean-Marc Coicaud, director of the UN University Office in New York. The aim of this forum was to discuss what role “innovative partnerships” can play in achieving the UN’s agenda. As companies have moved to new, more active, approaches in corporate philanthropy, new forms of cooperation have been developed. These forms of cooperation are supposed to lead to “innovative solutions”, which are seen as essential and mutually-beneficial for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.