Stéphane Couchet
Stéphane Couchet
Stéphane Couchet

Full presentation by Mr. Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Full presentation by Mr. Wagner, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva


The Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted!

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have recently been officially adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during the UN Sustainable Development Summit. This ambitious roadmap will guide member states to foster further sustainable development for the next 15 years

This new agenda places a much stronger emphasis on partnerships than the previous framework, and highlights a central role for the private sector in contributing to sustainable development. For more information on the SDGs and to watch videos of the Summit, please click here

The first international Forum on Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development at the local level was a resounding success!

This event, shortly following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, discussed the potential of public-private partnerships for the advancement of sustainable development at the level of local governments.

Bringing together 45 panelists and 500 participants, this unique Forum showcased concrete examples of PPPs in transport, water supply, energy and waste management, tackling the needs of local authorities.