Release of new publication on strengthening UN and private sector collaboration

IOE, KAS and UNDCO publish a detailed playbook promoting greater cooperation between the UN and employer organisations.

At the 2021 UN Partnership Forum this week, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) launched a joint publication, Playbook: Building Momentum in the Decade of Action through Collaboration between Employers and UN Resident Coordination. The Playbook aims to strengthen the dialogue and collaboration between Resident Coordinators (RCs) and employer organisations with the purpose of working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Specifically, the Playbook is a guide for RCs and employer organisations providing recommendations, best practices, useful tips on collaboration, and outlining roles and responsibilities.

The Playbook is based on dialogues and deep dive discussions, which took place over the past year at the global and regional levels. It also includes feedback from surveys, and inputs from stakeholders and knowledge partners. The goal is to help the UN and the private sector to find a common language and collaborate for positive action on the ground.

Engagement is a two-way street. RCs and employer organisations should take meaningful steps to reach out to the other and build the partnerships required to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The virtual launch of the Playbook on 3 May brought together leaders from the public and private sectors including a keynote speech by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Mr. Luigi Mattiolo, Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister and G20 Sherpa, and other dignitaries such as Ms. Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, leaders of employer organisations from Uganda and Trinidad and Tobago, and companies such as Microsoft and Arçelik of Koç Holdings, among others. In addition to a timely discussion on the importance of multistakeholder collaboration in sustainable development and COVID-19 recovery, the event co-organisers announced plans to explore initiatives in pilot countries that bring together the UN and private sector.

Building forward better and achieving the 2030 Agenda while leaving no one behind will require bold and collective action through innovative partnerships.

Did you miss the launch? Watch the recording here:

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