U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release March 3, 2017
Department of State Announces Global Partnerships Week 2017
The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the launch of Global Partnerships Week 2017 (GPW) which runs March 6-12, 2017 and celebrates the critical role public-private partnerships (P3s) play in promoting diplomacy and development around the world. The week is an effort led by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab.
GPW kicks off on Monday, March 6, with a full-day Global Partnership Practitioners Forum, held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. This year, the forum focuses on engaging partnership practitioners and leaders from governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, and corporations to discuss the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Notable speakers at the forum include Kathy Calvin, President & CEO of the UN Foundation; Thomas Debass, Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State; Vikki Spruill, President of the Council on Foundations, and Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
The week also features self-organized events around the world, from large scale conferences and panels to intimate networking gatherings or webinars that will serve to illuminate existing collaborations, as well as potential partnership opportunities. A full list of events can be found here.
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