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“We are all in it together” – Pro Bono News

How else can we go about tackling some of the gravest and most pressing societal challenges of our time if not by embracing multi-stakeholder partnerships, write Kylie Porter, Executive Director, and Corinne Schoch, Senior Adviser.

3 April, 2019: Pro Bono News Australia

 “The term “partnership” is not new. And yet, over the last few years and in particular since the adoption of the United Nations 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (hashtagSDGs) in September 2015, it has gained in popularity and attention.

We know that the pathway to eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, protecting biodiversity, guaranteeing decent work and good health, and tackling climate change will require unprecedented efforts by all sectors in society. National governments, the private sector, civil society, and the international community are all meant to work together to support and meet the ambitious targets as set out by the 2030 Agenda…

As the late secretary general Ban Ki-moon explained, “to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that, we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”

This sounds both sensible and logical. Because how else could we go about tackling some of the gravest and most pressing societal challenges of our time if not by embracing multi-stakeholder partnerships?…” Read more here.