Examples of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in the UN context
The United Nations has been a long-time advocate of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) and employs various MSP models in its operations and governance activities. The principle of MSPs is also increasingly being incorporated in the UN's guiding documents such as the UN Agenda 21 on Sustainable Development which states that "Any policies, definitions or rules affecting access to and participation by Non-Governmental Organizations in the work of United Nations institutions or agencies associated with the implementation of Agenda 21 must apply equally to all major groups." (Section 23.3)
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
A coalition of UN organizations, developed country donors, recipient governments, research institutes, civil society organizations, vaccine industries partners, private sector philanthropists and international financiers to find ways to fund and support immunization in least developed countries. See details
Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
This is an informal network of businesses, civil society organizations and Governments. Its governance structure distinguishes between voting members who pay an annual subscription fee and non-voting members. Voting members consist of corporate members, non-corporate members (e.g. research organizations and trade associations) and multilateral and bilateral members (Governments). Non-voting members include technical experts, honorary members, partner organizations and city partners. See details on GRSP's governance model
Global Compact (GC)
GC is a corporate citizenship initiative which intends to bring companies together with UN agencies, labor and civil society to support nine principles in the areas of human rights, labor and the environment and to catalyze actions in support of UN goals.
The International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN)
ICRAN is a global partnership of many of the world's leading coral reef science and conservation organizations. The partnership draws on its partners' investments in reef monitoring and management to create strategically linked actions across local, national and global scales.
Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
UNAIDS is guided by a Board which comprises 22 government representatives from all regions of the world. The nine UNAIDS Cosponsors (UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNODC, ILO, World Bank) and five NGOs, including associations of people living with HIV, are non- voting members.
Partnership for Principle 10 (PP10)
PP10 is a cooperation of government agencies, civil society groups, and international organizations working together to implement practical solutions that provide the public with access to information, participation, and justice for environmentally sustainable decisions. The shared commitments set the parameters for the scope of work of the partnership.
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII)
The PFII is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. It provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the Council, as well as to programs, funds and agencies of the United Nations, through the Council; raise awareness and promote the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN system.
Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI)
SMI is a partnership of governments, donors, technical agencies, non-governmental organizations, and women’s health advocates in more than 100 countries.
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Partnership Initiative
SARD is a civil society-led, government-supported Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on agriculture with contributions by more than 50 farmer organizations, indigenous peoples, workers and trade unions, women, youth, NGOs, the scientific and technological community, business and industry, interested consumer and media groups, and governments and inter-governmental organizations.
International Registry of Mobile Assets
The International Registry of Mobile Assets is supervised by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and serves for the registration and protection of ‘international interests’ that are recognized by all ratifying states. By the means of a Convention, ICAO provides stakeholders around the world a reliable registry to protect their financial interests. And also provide a search tool to the general public.