ECOSF participated in a Webinar on Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity – A virtual dialogue on SDG 17 and Public Private Partnership
A webinar on Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity – A Virtual dialogue on SDG17 and Public Private Partnership was held on April 29, 2020. The Webinar was co-hosted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United States Council for International Businesses (USCIB) and International Organization of Employers (IOE). The webinar discussed as to how this partnerships can be catalysed and scaled up in the COVID-19 era to advance the 2030 Agenda and inform the future work of High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The webinar was participated by a number government officials, private sector experts and development practitioners. The wide range of speakers and experts laid out new and innovative partnership opportunities to curb the pandemic, safeguard business, and accelerate global research and innovation. On behalf of ECOSF, President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and Scientific Officer Engr. Khalil Raza participated in the webinar.
H.E. Ambassador Munir Akram, Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN made the opening remarks. Ambassador Akram called for practical joint efforts by international development partners and the governments around the world to deliver on the ground solutions to suppress COVID19 transmission and save lives. Ambassador Akram was later joined by Elliot Harris, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Economist, United Nations and Roberto Suarez Santos, Secretary General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE).
The webinar hosted following mini panels:
Mini-Panel I: Partnerships to Accelerate Global Research and Innovation
Mini-Panel II: Partnerships to Support and Build Capacity for MSMEs ?
Mini-Panel III: Partnerships to Curb the Pandemic