19 Dec Un Partnership Agreement
At the end of 2014, ICVA commissioned a consulting firm to review and compare the various UN project partnership agreements for the implementation of humanitarian projects by non-people. The objective was twofold: 1) to improve NGOs` understanding of the approaches of the various UN organisations regarding reporting obligations, overheads, partner staff costs, etc.; and 2) identify best practices for informing future consultations with UN agencies when updating their draft agreements. We firmly believe that this agreement is essentially contrary to the UN Charter and intergovernmental decisions on sustainable development, the climate emergency and the eradication of poverty and hunger. This public-private partnership will link the United Nations to multinationals, some of whose essential activities have provoked or exacerbated the social and environmental crises facing the world. This is a form of business seizure. We know that the agricultural economy is destroying biodiversity and that sustainable and equitable food systems, oil and gas companies are jeopardizing the global climate, Big Pharma is weakening access to essential medicines, extractive companies are permanently harming the ecology and peoples of countries, and arms manufacturers are taking advantage of local and regional wars and the repression of social movements. All of these sectors are important players in the World Economic Forum. In order to improve synergies and minimize duplication in the implementation of programmes, UNESCO attaches great importance to enhanced coordination and cooperation with other UN organisations. This enhanced dialogue at all stages of program design and implementation is one of the aspects addressed in partnership agreements with non-partner partners. 17.16 Strengthening the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and exchange knowledge, skills, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly in developing countries. Over the past 75 years, civil society organizations and social movements of general interest have played a crucial role in maintaining human rights and environmental agreements and in developing intergovernmental positions on a large number of global crises.
In order to strengthen public support for the UN system for the next 75 years, we believe that your office, as well as the executive offices of specialized agencies, should hold public consultations on the future institutional role and mechanism of engagement with the communities and grassroots organizations most affected, including women, workers, farmers, fishermen , indigenous peoples, LGBTQ human rights defenders. , educators, young people and scholars.