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1 W O R K I N G T O G E T H E R T O M A K E A D I F F E R E N C E A S E L E C T I O N O F P A R T N E R S H I P I N I T I A T I V E S Annual Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy 1 st September 2010

2 United Nations Office for Partnerships One United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-1326, 1326, New York, NY G I V E N T H E I N C R E A S I N G C H A L L E N G E S W E F A C E I N T H E H U M A N I T A R I A N A N D D E V E L O P M E N T S P H E R E S, W E M U S T K E E P A S K I N G O U R S E L V E S H O W W E C A N A L L W O R K B E T T E R T O G E T H E R. A D D R E S S I N G G L O B A L C H A L L E N G E S R E Q U I R E S A C O L L E C T I V E A N D C O N C E R T E D E F F O R T, I N V O L V I N G A L L A C T O R S. T H R O U G H P A R T N E R S H I P S A N D A L L I A N C E S, A N D B Y P O O L I N G C O M P A R A T I V E A D V A N T A G E S, W E I N C R E A S E O U R C H A N C E S O F S U C C E S S. D E P U T Y S E C R E T A R Y - G E N E R A L, U N S E C R E T A R Y - G E N E R A L, A S H A - R O S E M I G I R O B A N K I - M O O N 2

3 WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS Annual Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy 1 st September 2010 T he United Nations system has been partnering with the private sector and civil society in a variety of ways for over 60 years (since( the birth of the United Nations). The past decade has witnessed a surge of Corporate C Social l Responsibility,, the globalization of business, and a revolution in information and communication technologies. This has led to the establishment of new networks between the public and private sectors, and the re-defining of the traditional roles and expectations ectations of governments, business, and civil society. Partnerships have emerged as the new way of doing business: Using the skills of business, the capital of philanthropy, and the rigor of the marketplace, partnerships can develop and deliver system-ch changing solutions. The challenges c and issues facing us be they polio eradication, the fight against HIV/AIDS, ensuring access to safe drinking water or striving for environmentally sustainable growth are too vast and too complex for any one sector to confront alone. The UN system works with a variety of companies and foundations to successfully use their comparative advantages. This paper provides a small selection of partnership initiatives to give a flavor of what is out there, and encourage innovative thinking about working together. We hope the next few pages will inspire your imagination and provide some ideas about engagement with the United Nations. We look forward to working with you! Executive Director United Nations Office for Partnerships

4 The Millennium Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. These eight time-bound goals provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. They include goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development. Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015, the MDGs are both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. They provide a framework for the entire international community to work together towards a common end making sure that human development reaches everyone, everywhere. If these goals are achieved, world poverty will be cut by half, tens of millions of lives will be saved, and billions more people will have the opportunity to benefit from the global economy. Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT) In response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, the DHL DRT Americas, based in Panama, touched down and started operating out of Toussaint L ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince within 48 hours. The DRT with 10 DHL volunteers were the first logistics team at the airport. With so many shortages, security and logistical challenges, the DRT s skills at managing aid were sorely needed. More than 500 tonnes of relief goods were handled and temporarily stored by the DRT within the first week. One week after the earthquake, DHL moved its main DRT operations from Haiti to the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Until the end of January 2010, a team of 5 DHL volunteers continued to unload humanitarian aid flights bringing drinking water, medical supplies and other aid, in close cooperation with the United Nations. In particular, the team managed a 3,000 square meter warehouse used to store and sort incoming aid on behalf of non-government organizations (NGOs). Thereafter, the DHL DRT team made its way back to Port-au-Prince, to assist different NGOs on an ad hoc basis until Saturday 6 February Taking all three phases together 36 volunteers handled more than 2,000 tonnes of relief aid. Deutsche Post DHL has cooperated with OCHA in disaster management since Haiti Hope Project A Joint Effort to Help Haiti The UN Office for Partnerships hosted the launch of the Haiti Hope Project at the UN Headquarters. During the launch, His Excellency Jean-Max Bellerive, Prime Minister of Haiti, and President Bill Clinton, UN Special Envoy for Haiti and co-chair of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, along with Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca Cola Company and Amir Dossal, Executive Director of UNOP, expressed their support for this public-private partnership, which will benefit Haitian mango farmers. The five-year project, estimated at $7.5 million aims to double the income of more than 25,000 mango farmers in Haiti by developing a sustainable mango industry. The initiative will raise the farmers standard of living by giving them access to an international market and 4

5 contribute to the long-term development and revitalization of Haiti. Amir Dossal welcomed the initiative as a pioneering model on how the concerted efforts of the public sector, corporations, and civil society can make a difference to the lives of people living in extreme poverty. Local Shell businesses assist refugees in cooperation with UNHCR In 2002, UNHCR began a pilot project under which Shell employs refugees in part of the company s retail network in Greece. Following an initial screening by one of UNHCR s implementing partners, candidates are interviewed by Shell Hellas. Successful ones go on to receive training while holding temporary, renewable contracts with Shell. In a very different scenario in south-west Asia, Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) made another valuable contribution in the form of diesel and container drums to both new and old refugee camps hosting Afghan refugees. From May 2002 until mid-february 2003, SPL provided some 252,000 litres of diesel to run the generators for 15 water-supply systems. In addition to fuel, SPL also donated some 10,000 buckets and 3,000 multi-purpose steel drums, which were distributed to refugee camps in the Pakistan s North West Frontier Province and the province of Baluchistan for the purpose of water collection. Post-Tsunami Relief Partnership with the Coca-Cola Company: Philanthropy Meeting the water and sanitation needs of communities in select tsunami affected countries On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the waters off the Sri Lankan coast, triggering a massive tsunami that would eventually reach the shores of eight countries and wreak catastrophic devastation. Over 230,000 people were killed and an equal number injured. Some 5 million survivors were in need of emergency relief in the form of food, shelter and clothing. For long-term recovery from the tsunami, water and sanitation infrastructure such as wells, pipelines and sewage systems must be rebuilt in order to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation systems. To support the transition from relief to recovery, The Coca- Cola Company (TCCC) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF) forged a collaborative partnership with UNDP in support of community based-water and sanitation reconstruction efforts in tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia, the Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka. TCCC recognizes that water is a critical human and ecological resource under great stress around the world, and as a beverage company, responsible water management is a priority. The total financial resources available for this partnership total $2,447,076. UNF matched a $1 million donation from TCCC, as well as over $45,000 in individual donations from Coca-Cola employees around the world. The Coca-Cola Foundation provided $300,000 in parallel funding to support the project activities in Indonesia. In addition, the India Development Relief Fund provided $54,000 in support. In addition to the financial resources, the partnership was established to leverage the tremendous non-financial resources and combined capacity of UNDP and the Coca- Cola bottling companies operating at the country level. The various project s activities were implemented in Indonesia, the Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka and aimed at providing immediate relief for the affected populations as well as sustainable solutions for reconstruction. World Food Programme Partnership with Royal DSM In January 2010, Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced a three-year extension of its partnership started in 2009 with the World Food Programme (WFP), the world s largest humanitarian organisation. The aim of this partnership is to combat the debilitating effects of hunger in the developing world. Hunger affects an estimated one billion people around the world, mostly in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. It takes its toll on the individual and society from increasing the prevalence of chronic diseases and higher mortality to impaired mental and physical development to higher healthcare costs to lower economic output. According to WFP, the cost of child malnutrition accounts for between 2 to 3% of GDP in some developing countries. DSM and WFP have trialed and tested new products and 5

6 programmes to tackle hunger related malnutrition, developed a more sophisticated understanding of the problem and have been very active in building awareness of the problem and available solutions. DSM also worked very closely with WFP during the design of its Nutrition Improvement Approach, which shifted its strategic focus from food security (providing enough calories) to including nutrition security (providing nutrient-rich food). Having established the foundations, DSM will assist WFP in implementing its Nutrition Improvement Approach. Nutritionists from DSM and WFP are, for example, currently working together to address the nutrition needs of Haitians in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and on a longer-term food recovery program, with an emphasis on nutrient-rich food, especially reaching children. DSM and WFP will continue to work closely together to build further awareness amongst world leaders and the broader public about the problem of malnutrition and the need to deliver global nutrition security. Growing Sustainable Business The Growing Sustainable Business initiative (GSB) facilitates business-led enterprise solutions to poverty reduction. Precisely, this means brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships in developing countries to foster pro-poor investment that: 1) Develops new business models to reach the poor; 2) Extends value chains to reach small entrepreneurs. The program was uniquely designed to accelerate achievement of the MDGs by increasing access of needed goods and services for the poor while strengthening and creating small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by linking them with larger company value chains and external markets. Moving the World In 2002, TNT and the World Food Program (WFP) launched a groundbreaking multi-million dollar partnership called Moving the World to help fight global hunger. Through this initiative, TNT is committed to sharing its highly qualified staff, skills and resources in transportation and logistics to 1) support WFP s efforts to respond to humanitarian emergencies more efficiently; 2) to enhance WFP s capacity to manager an inter-agency supply chain; 3) to help WFP acquire cash, commodities and services from the private sector. Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education UNHCR and Nike dressing refugee girls for sports and education UNHCR and Nike started the Together for Girls project in It combined UNHCR s expertise in assisting refugees with Nike s experience in inspiring excluded young people through sports and physical activity. In this case, Together for Girls was a tool to increase the number of refugee girls going to school. In the first year of the project, additional teachers were hired and trained, sports and youth personnel were appointed, new classrooms were built, girl-friendly latrines were constructed and learning materials including books, pencils and paper were distributed. More recently, Nike has been supporting interventions in infrastructure and human resources necessary for girls education activities in Dadaab s refugee camps in eastern Kenya. The sporting giant has committed itself to Together for Girls by investing both money and products in the partnership. It also plans to involve other partners in the initiative. 6

7 Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Coalition for Adolescent Girls The Coalition for Adolescent Girls is a public-private partnership between the UN Foundation, Nike Foundation, and over 30 leading international organizations that advocate for mainstream positioning of adolescent girls in global policy and programming. A major success of the Coalition has been the Count Girls: A Global Investment & Action Agenda report, a collaborative effort from the Center for Global Development, the International Center for Research on Women, and the Population Council, that provides the evidence base for why and how to initiate effective investments in adolescent girls. Girl Up Campaign Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Campaign supporters are encouraged to give a "High Five" to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence, and more. Goal 4: Reduce child mortality The GAVI Alliance The GAVI Alliance is a unique, multi-dimensional partnership of public and private sector resources with a single, shared focus: to improve child health in the poorest countries by extending the reach and quality of immunization coverage within strengthened health services. GAVI s partners include UN agencies and institutions (UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank), civil society organizations (International Pediatric Association), public health institutes (The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), donor and implementing country governments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Foundation, other private philanthropists, vaccine industry representatives, the financial community and others whose collective efforts and expertise are enabling much greater progress to be made in this field than ever before. Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio is one of the few major diseases that is close to being eradicated, providing a unique public health opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the health of children worldwide. The World Health Organization, UNICEF, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of donor governments, private sector foundations, including Rotary International, the UN Foundation, UNFIP and the Gates Foundation, are spearheading efforts to support the final stages of polio eradication. Measles Initiative Measles affect over 30 million children and claim 454,000 lives each year more than half of them in Africa. Measles is also the single leading cause of vaccine-preventable death among 7

8 children. The good news is that measles is easily preventable with a simple vaccination that costs less than one dollar per child. Recognizing the opportunity to address this challenge, the Measles Initiative, launched in 2001, is a long-term partnership based on a common commitment to control measles deaths starting in Africa by vaccinating at-risk children. Leading the Measles Initiative effort are the American Red Cross, World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the UN Foundation with UNFIP playing a supporting role. In just five years ( ), the Measles Initiative has made a major contribution to the reducing global measles mortality by 60%, thus exceeding the UN goal of 50% reduction from In Africa, mortality was reduced by 75%. Goal 5: Improve maternal health Obstetric Fistula One by One initiative Together with UNFPA s Campaign to End Fistula, the private-sector volunteer initiative One by One contributes to the elimination of obstetric fistula worldwide by engaging the public and providing financial support to those who treat and prevent fistula in the developing world. UNF/UNFIP has provided technical and financial assistance to UNFPA s campaign and leveraged a donation of just $5,000 for core support to over $100,000 in individual contributions for fistula surgeries and prevention through One by One. Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases aids2031 aids2031 is a global consortium of partners who have come together to analyze the first 25 years of the AIDS response and chart options for a sustained, long-term response to the pandemic. They bring together multi-disciplinary teams including economists, epidemiologists, and biomedical, social, and political scientists to stimulate new research, encourage public debate, and uncover new evidence. Partners, including Rockhopper TV, and BBC World are also producing a documentary film series that will involve youth in 8 cities around the world. Global Handwashing Campaign Infectious diseases are the primary threat to public health in much of the world. Unilever is collaborating with UNICEF, the World Bank and other partners in support of The Global Public- Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap. The primary objective of the initiative is to reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases in poor communities through public-private partnerships promoting handwashing with soap. Windsor Health Dialogues: Confronting the Diseases of Poverty At the midpoint of the MDG project, the first annual series of Windsor Health Dialogues: Confronting the Diseases of Poverty charted a consensual, cross-cutting and cross-sectoral approach to the convergence of health and development in the digital age. The series of dialogues, co-hosted by the UN Office for Partnerships, focused on a variety of topics, such as Digital Health in the Age of AIDS, Digital Health in the Face of Chronic Disease, and Digital Health in the Climate of Green. Participants will look at the leadership and stewardship issues 8

9 surrounding the new field of digital health as a global response to the major health and poverty challenges of the day in infectious disease, chronic non-communicable disease, and the diseases of climate change. Nothing but Nets Campaign Malaria is a significant limiting factor in malaria control, especially in Africa, is the short supply of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Long-lasting treated nets can be used without replacement three-years, providing continued protection. In 2006, the National Basketball Association and the UN Foundation launched the Nothing but Nets initiative a grassroots campaign asking individuals to donate $10 to send a net, save a life. Each $10 donation pays for an insecticide treated bed net to a family in Africa, and provides education on its proper use to prevent Malaria. So far, more than 3.1 million nets have been sent to families in need. Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability e-commerce and Renewable Energy (ecare) In rural Ghana, it can be very hard for locals to make phone calls. Telephone cables are few, electricity can be scarce. The e-commerce and Renewable Energy (ecare) project is trying to overcome these obstacles by providing telephone and internet services to these areas and proving that it is both profitable and sustainable. The ecare project is a joint effort of the United Nations Foundation (UNF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ARB Apex Bank, Kumasi Institute for Technology and Environment (KITE), Telecom Management Partner (TMP) and Ghana Telecom (GT). The project establishes Rural Business Centres that are owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. ecare then identifies and supports the entrepreneurs through financial aid provided by UNF, technical assistance, and training. Centres in remote Ghanaian communities are powered by renewable solar energy systems and provide telephones, computers and Internet access. With additional training, entrepreneurs can provide services such as product sales, computer courses and secretarial services for local residents and surrounding communities. In June 2005, ecare launched a pilot project, establishing three ecare Rural Business Centres in Sogakope, Nkurakan and Sege. The pilot phase proved that the project was feasible and ready to be scaled up. The main phase was then launched in September By December 2006, ecare had a total of 50 units in operation in seven regions of Ghana including Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo. By 2008, that number climbed to over 100 ecare Business Centres. In 2009, the Rural Business Centres were rebranded as Easy Business Centres (EBCs) that now allowed the entrepreneurs to offer products and services from any provider of their choice to foster competition. 100 additional EBCs are going to be deployed over the next two years. "Every Drop Matters" to UNDP and Coca-Cola In 2006, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe, the CIS, and The Coca-Cola Company announced a USD 6 million partnership agreement to cooperate on improving access to safe drinking water. Recognising the significant challenges related to water, both the Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to identifying and supporting solutions to these challenges. Every Drop Matters is designed as a regional partnership initiative in the countries of Europe and CIS, aiming at increasing access to safe drinking water, facilitating the use of environmentally sound industrial technologies, and promote responsible water resource management by outreach and awareness raising activities. 9

10 Indian Solar Loan Programme A four-year $7.6 million effort was launched in April 2003 to help accelerate the market for financing solar home systems in southern India. The project is a partnership between UNEP Energy Branch, UNEP Risoe Centre (URC), two of India's major banking groups Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank and their sponsored Grameen banks. India's solar PV manufacturing sector has grown significantly since the 1990s, mostly for export. However, the market for solar home systems has been slow to develop, in part due to a lack of consumer financing options. The aim of this effort is to help Canara bank and Syndicate bank develop lending portfolios specifically targeted at financing solar home systems (SHS). With the support of the UN Foundation and Shell Foundation, the project provides an interest rate subsidy to lower the cost to customers of SHS financing. Indian banks are keen to develop new loan products and the partnership with UNEP allows them to do so in a growing clean energy sector. An interest subsidy helps them to build solar financing portfolios without distorting the credit risk sometimes a problem with guarantees or the existing cash market for solar home systems. Five solar vendors completed the programmes' qualification process, making their customer eligible for financing. Investor Summit on Climate Risk The 2010 Investor Summit on Climate Risk identified climate change as crucial for ensuring future economic prosperity. To highlight the enormous opportunities of this transition and to assess the need for climate change policy, Ceres, the UN Office for Partnerships, and the UN Foundation co-hosted the fourth Investor Summit on Climate Risk at UN Headquarters in New York on 14 January More than 520 investors, financial, and corporate leaders from around the world with over $22 trillion in combined assets participated at the Summit, which explored how the rapid global shift to clean technologies and energy efficiency can stimulate economic growth, and highlighted how investors can participate in the low-carbon transition. The participants discussed with leading policymakers, investors, and business leaders how to manage risks and seize the economic opportunities related to climate change. Speakers included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice-President Al Gore, U.S. Climate Envoy Todd Stern, media mogul and Philanthropist Ted Turner and UNOP Executive Director Amir Dossal. The Summit underscored the critical role investors will play in driving the new clean energy economy. The Summit also featured the announcement of the Investor Statement on Catalyzing Investment in a Low-Carbon Economy, which advocates strong national climate policies. McDonald's, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Unilever, Carlsberg: Refrigerants, Naturally! partnership with support of UNEP and Greenpeace An alliance of companies McDonald s, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Unilever and Carlsberg is promoting a shift in point-of-sale cooling technology in the food service and retail sectors towards alternative refrigeration technology that protects the Earth s climate and ozone layer. This partnership is supported by both United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Greenpeace. In 2000, at the request of The Coca Cola Company and McDonald s, the UNEP along with the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) convened an experts group to review the options and inform the process of technology choice at the company level. The Proteus Partnership: Making Biodiversity and Ecosystem Data Available to All In 2003, the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) initiated the Proteus Partnership between oil and gas, mining and technology companies with the goal of making biodiversity and ecosystem information available to support decision-making. In this respect, Proteus most significant achievements have been the compilation of global biodiversity data and the development of tools to aid accessibility by a range of sectors, including business. These tools include the World Database of Protected Areas and the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) created through a partnership with 10

11 BirdLife International, Conservation International and IUCN. Proteus was also instrumental in the compilation of critical coastal and marine ecosystem datasets, which support the marine extension of the Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES); a new web-based tool for assessment, planning, and valuation of areas for ecosystem service provision. Worldwide users will be able to create protected areas information, through data improvement, commenting and citizen science initiatives. This will allow more accurate information to reach decisionmakers faster. The quality indicators of protected areas information will be automatically generated from objective measures and will be transparent to anyone using the information. The current Proteus 2012 partners are: Anglo American, BHPBilliton, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, ESRI, ExxonMobil, IHS, Microsoft, Oracle, PremierOil, Repsol YPF, RioTinto, Safe Software, Shell, StatoilHydro, Total and WellData. Atlas of our Changing Environment The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has established a partnership with Google Earth Google s 3D virtual world browser that features the UNEP Atlas of our Changing Environment, offering satellite images of 100 environmental hotspots from around the world. BioTrade Initiative This programme of the UN Conference on Trade and Development assists small and medium enterprises in developing countries to promote trade in biodiversity based products and services. The product groups it supports are based on economic, social and environmental criteria that include edible plant products like fruits and nuts, plant-based pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients. The UN/UNFIP supported programme provides practical trade promotion services, including assistance to enterprises in supporting market assessments, product development, quality improvement and certification and labeling. Blue Planet Run A global around-the-world run started on June 1st on the North Lawn of the United Nations Headquarters in New York to raise attention for over 1 billion people without access to safe drinking water. The first time ever around-the-world run was going to continue for 95 days until the 20 outstanding athletes will have crossed 16 countries and covered 15,200 miles. The main objective of the run is to encourage people to open their eyes and support the over one billion people that lack daily, immediate access to safe drinking water at the 1400 events that are planned along the Blue Planet Run. The United Nations Office for Partnerships assisted the partners of this run, which include the Blue Planet Run Foundation, a non profit organization, the Dow Chemical Company, Motorola, Skype and PayPal, in the set-up of the launch of the Blue Planet Run and will also provide advice to the partners on the allocation of funds that will be raised during the run to various projects aimed at providing access to drinking water. China Motor System Energy Conservation Program The China Motor System Energy Conservation Program of the UN Industrial Development Organization seeks to promote improvements in motor designs and operating practices in Shanghai and Shandong provinces in order to lay the groundwork for a national efficient-motors program that could be replicated in other developing countries. Thirty-eight industrial energy efficiency, plant assessments identified 40 million kwh in annual savings potential were completed by Chinese engineers who received motor system optimization training through the project. Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program The Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) is promoting energy efficiency standards and labeling programs one of the most cost-effective means to reduce 11

12 greenhouse gas emissions in China, India, Brazil, and South Africa. In China, the UN Dept of Economic and Social Affairs together with other CLASP partners, including USAID and the Energy Foundation, has assisted the government in implementing 11 minimum energy performance standards for 9 products and endorsement labels for 11 products. Galapagos Wind Farms The e8 (a non-profit organization consisting of ten leading electric utility companies including American Electric Power), the UN Development Program, the Government of Ecuador and UN Foundation/UNFIP are supporting a project in the Galapagos Islands to construct a US$ 10 million, 2.4 megawatt wind farm. The project will provide energy for half of the St. Cristobal island s 6,000 residents and reduce CO2 emissions from the existing diesel generating plant by an estimated 2,800 tons per year. It will be the largest wind farm project in Ecuador and the first wind energy project on a World Heritage site. Increase in energy efficiency investment A project of the UN Environment Program in Brazil, China and India aims to achieve major increases in energy efficiency investments, both in existing financial institutions and new entities, by undertaking multiple activities designed to overcome the various market barriers present in each country. The UN Foundation supported project produced a study showing that retrofits in buildings and factories in the three countries could reduce energy use by at least 25 percent while saving hundreds of millions of dollars, cutting air pollution. Renewable Energy Enterprise Development Initiative The UN Environment Programme s Renewable Energy Enterprise Development Initiative, supported by UN Foundation, helps local entrepreneurs create clean energy enterprises in Brazil, China, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia for the rural and peri-urban poor. In the case of African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) project, US$1,147,762 has been approved for investments in 35 enterprises serving 331,000 people and offsetting 421,637 tons of CO2 annually. The Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme The UNDP Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme is promoting community-based conservation initiatives at six World Heritage sites around the world in Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, Dominica, Belize and the Philippines. A portfolio of over 160 communitybased UNF/UNFIP supported projects promote ecosystem conservation and environmental awareness while also addressing the alternative livelihood needs of local populations. The range of products and services provided by the community-based enterprises supported through the programme include organic honey, certified timber, non-timber forest products, and ecotourism. Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development Access to Communications Publication Series The United Nations Foundation Vodafone Group Foundation Access to Communications Publication Series publishes studies that give governments, NGOs and the private sector research and recommendations on how to use technology and telecom tools to address the world s toughest challenges more effectively and efficiently. 12

13 Better World Campaign The Better World Campaign (a sister initiative of the UN Foundation) works to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the United Nations through outreach, communications, and advocacy. It encourages U.S. leadership to enhance the UN s ability to carry out its invaluable international work on behalf of peace, progress, freedom, and justice. In these efforts, BWC engages policy makers, the media, and the American public to increase awareness of and support for the United Nations. Broadband Commission for Digital Development The Broadband Commission for Digital Development believes that high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections to the Internet are an essential element in modern society, with wide economic and social benefits. Its mission is to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practice and policies so that the entire world can take advantage of the benefits broadband can offer. More specifically, the Commission wants to demonstrate that broadband networks: (1) have the same level of importance as roads and electricity networks; they are basic infrastructure in a modern society; (2) are uniquely powerful tools for achieving the MDGs; (3) are remarkably costeffective and offer an impressive return-on-investment (ROI) for both developed and developing economies; (4) underpin all industrial sectors and increasingly are the foundation of public services and social progress; (5) must be coordinated nationally by governments in partnership with industry, in order too reap the full benefit of these powerful tools. The establishment of the Commission in 2010 comes five years after the World Summit on the Information Society, and ten years after the launch of the MDGs. Expanding broadband access in every country is the key way to accelerate attainment of these goals by the target date of The Broadband Commission will define practical ways in which countries at all stages of development can achieve this, in cooperation with the private sector. The Commissioners are leaders in their field who represent governments from around the world, relevant industries, international agencies, and organizations concerned with development. Business Advisory Council (BAC) for the Greater Tumen Region The Office for Partnerships and the United Nations Development Programme have been supporting the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) and developed a BAC to attract new investment to the region. It consists of senior business leaders from the countries of the Greater Tumen Region the People s Republic of China, Mongolia, Democratic People s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation and foreign investors operating in these countries. Investment in the Greater Tumen Region will provide businesses a gateway to build and expand their operations. The Member Governments are committed to providing special incentives to encourage new businesses to flourish in the region. Members of the Business Advisory Council also have the opportunity to provide direct advice to the governments on how best to improve the investment climate in the region, seeking corresponding changes in economic policies. The unique mechanism of joint sessions of the BAC and the Consultative Commission will provide the opportunity for direct exchange between business and government representatives. All GTI member countries share a common vision of achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, working together to strengthen economic and technical cooperation and attain greater growth and sustainable development for the people and countries of North-East Asia and the Greater Tumen Region. Global Business Council The Commonwealth Business Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Office for Partnerships establishing a partnership in the creation of a Global Business Council in support of the achievement of the MDGs. It will provide leadership in increasing international trade and investment flows, creating new business opportunities, promoting good governance and 13

14 corporate social responsibility, reducing the digital divide, and integrating developing countries into the global market. The Global Business Council strives to provide a bridge between the private sector and governments, between emerging markets and developed markets and between small businesses and international private sector. Ericsson helps the United Nations establish a mobile network in quake-stricken Haiti The earthquake that rocked Haiti in January essentially destroyed the country s telecommunications infrastructure. Telecommunications are key to relief operations: they enable assessment teams to quickly communicate priority needs. The United Nations promptly activated its partnership with Ericsson Response and asked the company to provide communication services and Information Communications and Technology support. Sarah Gannon led the first team, composed of six employees from Ericsson Response Volunteers. Within days of the devastating earthquake, they arrived from Sweden, Brazil, Costa Rica and Canada with the necessary equipment. The Brage GSM system deployed by Ericsson Response provides mobile telephony coverage for approximately 200km2. This area includes the United Nations logistics base, Camp Charlie where many aid workers are staying, and parts of downtown Port-au-Prince. A second GSM system deployed to Haiti, and now being set up, will increase the coverage to around 400km2. The GSM system Brage is connected to the central United Nations telephony gateway via satellite, making this mobile GSM system a seamless part of the United Nations telephony system. Since 2000, Ericsson Response has provided staff and mobile communication systems for humanitarian crises in many countries including Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Republic of Panama, Sudan and USA. First on the Ground The "First on the Ground" partnership uses private sector capacity to bring the power of technology and resources directly to the service of humanity, and in particular, humanitarian relief operations. Ericsson's "First on the Ground" concept is designed as an in-kind contribution at the disposal of the UN system to provide and maintain effective mobile communications equipment and expertise for humanitarian relief operations. This initiative provides and maintains mobile communications equipment and expertise for humanitarian relief operations, and also helps improve existing communications networks where appropriate. The programme draws on support from Ericsson s offices in more than 140 countries worldwide and focuses on disaster preparedness, as well as response. Health Data System The United Nations Foundation is working with the Vodafone Group Foundation to address challenges of collecting health data in Africa by collaborating with WHO and national health ministries to build digital health data systems. These systems are powered by data gathered by onthe-ground health professionals equipped with personal digital assistants (PDAs) and flexible epidemiological surveillance software. The Partnership launched a major program in June 2006 to fund training, software, and mobile computing devices for the full complement of health data officers in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Zambia to support the fight against measles, through the NGO DataDyne. International Initiative of Non-Food Crops The UN Office for Partnerships has been working with Lees Court Estate, Kent County Council and Imperial College on the establishment of an International Initiative of Non-Food Crops. This initiative recommends the organization of an International Centre for Non-Food Crops to be established in the United Kingdom in partnership with the United Nations System. The Centre serves as a hub of excellence in tapping the considerable expertise on non-food crops that already exists, but also strengthen the technological, marketing and business linkages. A major push for 14

15 the establishment of the Centre is the increasing constraint on non-renewable fossil reserves, due to diminishing supplies and higher costs. A second key reason is to develop sustainable economic activities. Non- food crops can deal with the causes and consequences of global warming and climate change together with providing worldwide reductions in carbon emissions. MDG Monitor The MDG Monitor comprises of a web application that tracks real-time progress toward the Millennium Development Goals in countries around the world. It has been developed by UNDP and Google.org in collaboration with multiple UN agencies. The new online resource serves as an educational and advocacy platform to realizing the MDGs. Created as a tool for development practitioners, policymakers, journalists, students and others, the MDG Monitor website can be used to track progress, to learn and to support the MDGs around the world. Unlimited Potential Initiative The Microsoft Unlimited Potential initiative seeks to align the company s technologies, partnerships, business and corporate citizenship in a concerted effort to bring the benefits of information technology to people who are under-served today and to help enable sustained social and economic opportunities for communities around the world. Built on the principles of relevance, access and affordability, the initiative is focused on delivering solutions in three key, interrelated areas that are foundational drivers of economic opportunity: transforming education, fostering local innovation and creating jobs and opportunities. UN-Marvel Partnership The UN Office for Partnerships, together with DPI, has collaborated with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to create a comic book about the United Nations collaborating with world renowned Marvel super heroes to address the MDGs. The comic book will initially be distributed for free to selected schools in the U.S. The storyline focuses on the themes that embody the spirit of the UN cooperation of people from diverse backgrounds to provide solutions to conflicts and aid to those in need all over the world. Along with the comic, supplementary games and posters will be produced. Also taking advantage of the huge recognition the Marvel Heroes have across the globe, the UN hopes to translate the comics into other languages and distribute them worldwide. The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition The Reproductive Health (RH) Supplies Coalition is a partnership among agencies that have a role in providing reproductive health supplies. The members include: United Nations Population Fund, UN Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Partners in Population and Development etc. It provides global leadership in making supplies available to low and moderate-income countries. The Market Development Approaches Working Group (MDA WG), which is one of the Coalition s three working groups, aims share and disseminate existing models, tools and approaches that facilitate RH supply market development, raise awareness, exploit synergies, avoid duplication among Coalition members and strengthen supportive environment for RH supply market development. Rapid Response Emergency Telecommunication The United Nations Foundation s Rapid Response Emergency Telecommunication project works with UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the UN s Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to improve access to life-saving technology and telecommunications tools in natural disasters, conflicts and famines. The initiative supports Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a humanitarian NGO, to deploy rapid response telecom teams to join UN missions anywhere in the world within 48 hours of an emergency. 15

16 RH Reality Check In 2006, the Better World Fund launched Reproductive Health (RH) Reality Check, an interactive Web-based publication that has established itself as the online op-ed page for the reproductive health community. In 2007, RH Reality Check s content and subscriptions improved steadily the publication now counts a core subscriber base of more than 5,000 readers and recently won the 2007 Global Media Award for Best Electronic Media Forum in the area of Population Reporting. Fuji Optical and UNHCR improving vision for refugees in Armenia Over a period of six days in late July 2003, a total of 912 persons, including 748 refugees and 164 locals, underwent eye examinations and received eyeglasses under the Vision Screening Project of Refugees in Armenia carried out with the support of UNHCR s corporate partner, Fuji Optical Co. Ltd (Japan). During 2002, Fuji Optic donated and delivered 2,000 pairs of pre-made eyeglasses and 1,000 pairs of ophthalmic frames to refugees in Armenia. The eyeglasses were distributed through the national non-governmental organisation, Mission Armenia (MA), and the State Department for Migration and Refugees (SDM). The project was managed through UNHCR s existing programmes. UNESCO-Hewlett-Packard and CNRS project to reduce brain drain in Africa Scientists at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar (Senegal) are now better placed to cooperate with researchers overseas thanks to the installation of the first computing grid at the university, the fruit of a joint effort by the UNESCO/Hewlett-Packard project Reversing Brain Drain into Brain Gain for Africa and the Grid Computing Institute of France s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The project aims to provide universities in five African countries with grid computing technology so as to reduce migration of African university graduates by giving them the tools they need for their research. Grid computing is a hardware and software infrastructure that clusters and integrates high-end computer networks, databases and scientific instruments from multiple sources to form a virtual environment in which users can work collaboratively. Connected over the internet, these sets of servers or computers make it possible to process and store data and to multiply computing power and speed. This project follows the successful implementation of a similar UNESCO/Hewlett-Packard project for southeast Europe, launched in It has helped create websites, data bases and new research projects in several universities in the region. Four universities have become entirely self-sustainable in the use of grid technology and the project continues in three others. UN, Google, Cisco unveil online resource The United Nations, Google and Cisco unveiled a pioneering online site that tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, a global campaign known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the project, called MDG Monitor, and highlighted the urgent need to increase global cooperation. The site is available at MDG Monitor tracks progress toward the MDGs in a number of categories in nearly every country in the world. The site presents the most current data from multiple sources in development bellwethers like public health, education and women s empowerment. By laying out areas of progress and continuing challenge for the world to see, MDG Monitor aspires to keep the global community s eye firmly fixed on the Millennium Goals, and to provide vital information for policy makers and development practitioners worldwide. 16

17 United Nations Office for Partnerships The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for partnership opportunities with the United Nations family. It promotes new collaborations and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General. UNOP provides Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, as well as managing the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), established by the Secretary-General in March 1998 to serve as the interface in the partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation, and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 to support democratization throughout the world. The Office, headed by Mr. Amir Dossal, reports to the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Asha- Rose Migiro, oversees the day-to-day operations of UNOP. Organogram of the United Nations Office for Partnerships UNFIP Advisory Board Secretary-General Deputy Secretary-General UNDEF Advisory Board United Nations Fund for International Partnerships Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach United Nations Democracy Fund The Office oversees three areas: 1. Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, including academic institutions, companies, foundations, government agencies, and civil society organizations. Investment in high-impact initiatives is encouraged by: Advising on UN procedures and best practices; Assisting in the design of programmes and projects; Advising on the conversion of Global Compact principles into practice; Helping establish and, in some cases, manage global and regional networks; Advocating use of the MDGs as a framework for action. 2. The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) established by the Secretary- General in March 1998 to serve as the interface for the partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation - the public charity responsible for administering Ted Turner s $1 billion contribution in support of UN causes. The United Nations Partnership with Ted Turner s Philanthropy has enabled the UN family to find creative solutions to all problems. 3. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 to support democratization throughout the world focuses on supporting democratic institutions, promoting human rights, and ensuring the participation of all groups in democratic processes. For further information, please contact: Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office Tel:

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