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UNSSC Offers New Course on "Building Partnerships for Development Effectiveness"


The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) will hold a new course on “Building Partnerships for Development Effectiveness” from 5 to 9 November in New York.

Within the context of a rapidly evolving development (cooperation) environment, it is critical for the UN to be fully equipped to respond to new challenges and opportunities. The UN is increasingly interacting with new, emerging and ‘non-traditional’ development cooperation partners, whether these are philanthropic foundations, multinationals, etc.

With a view to better understand the “do’s” and “don’ts” with regard to the engagement with new and ‘non-traditional’ development actors, this new course will reflect on the specific particularities of working with such development partners in the context of the ever evolving development effectiveness agenda. The course will build on existing UN and other multilateral and bi-lateral partnership frameworks and experiences, reflect on the outcome of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (Busan, 2011), and assist in promoting the Secretary-General’s Five Year Action Agenda (2012-2017).

The course Objectives are such that at the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the UN “business case” for building partnerships;
  • Be able to identify opportunities to engage with philanthropic foundations, civil society and the business sector;
  • Have acquired enhanced partnership-building skills;
  • Be familiar with existing policy guidance and tools that support the UN system in its tasks of partnering.

For more information, please contact: development-humanrights@unssc.org.