A comparative review of UN project partnership agreements for the implementation of humanitarian projects by Ahmed and Cordell, Social Development Consulting UK. In order to increase synergies and minimise 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. We are very concerned that this partnership agreement between weF and the United Nations delegitimizes the United Nations and allows transnational companies preferential and suspensive access to the United Nations system. The UN system is already under major threat from the U.S. government and those who challenge a democratic multilateral world. However, this corporatization of the United Nations poses a much deeper long-term threat, as it will reduce public support for the UN system in the South and North. We, the undersigned, are asking you to end the recently signed strategic partnership agreement between the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. 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. The SDGs can only be achieved through strong global partnerships and cooperation. Working Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation in Hydrology and Water Resources (Freshwater) between UNESCO and WMO We instead call for strengthening the sovereignty of peoples, deepening democratic multilateralism and combating the further expansion of multistakeholderism. 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.
These communities, which are human rights defenders and work to preserve the common well-being of people and the environment; and the establishment of a stronger, independent and democratic system of international governance must be treated differently from profit-only “stakeholders.” A development program