UNDG Regional Consultation Considers Private Sector Engagement
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The UN Development Group convened a regional consultation for Europe and Central Asia, on the theme 'Doing Good to Do Better: Successful corporate strategies that benefit society,' as part of the dialogues on implementing the post-2015 development agenda.

It met from 16-17 June 2014, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

undg-banner17 June 2014: The UN Development Group convened a regional consultation for Europe and Central Asia, on the theme ‘Doing Good to Do Better: Successful corporate strategies that benefit society,’ as part of the dialogues on implementing the post-2015 development agenda. The consultation took place from 16-17 June 2014, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The consultation was organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the UN Global Compact, as the two co-leads on ‘engaging with the private sector’ in the post-2015 dialogues, in partnership with the Government of Slovakia.

The event explored how European industries can best contribute to the emerging global sustainable development agenda of the UN, both on a local and global scale. It aimed to: facilitate private sector contributions to the post-2015 development process; explore innovative models of business partnerships in consideration of associated challenges and opportunities; share best practices and lessons learned for encouraging business engagement in development; and formulate recommendations for a system-wide report on engaging with the private sector in the post-2015 era.

Bringing together over 80 participants, the event featured high-level panel discussions, followed by two thematic working groups that identified regional priorities for the post-2015 development agenda on: re-industrialization and regional development through innovation, and game changers in development, peace and security; and moving towards environmental sustainability, and achieving food security and livelihoods for all.

The results of the consultations will feed into a global report that will inform the various processes related to the post-2015 development agenda, as well as into the Secretary General’s synthesis report. [IISD RS Meeting Coverage] [IISD RS Story on Dialogues]


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