Business for 2030 / Partnerships for SDGs

The Agenda 2030 is an excellent opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in the eradication of hunger. Given that Goal 2 will be one of the seven Goals to be reviewed during the 2017 HLPF, all PSM members are invited to submit case-studies of approximately 1-2 pages in length, that comply with the UN’s SMART criteria (specific, measurable, achievable, resource-based, with time-bound deliveries) and are related primarily to Goal 2 and its targets.

Members are invited to upload them to the Business for 2030 website here:

Business for 2030 / Partnerships for SDGS – Registration Form


Throughout the Sustainable Development Goals process, the International Agri-Food Network has been engaged in the negotiations. As part of the Global Business Alliance, we have placed a priority on the 5 P’s: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

The SDGs place People-centred approaches at the core of the development aspirations of the UN. Agriculture programs are needed that are ‘farmer-centred and knowledge-based’ so that the full potential of farmers, both men and women can be harnessed. Farmers need access to land, water, knowledge, inputs, and credit to grow a crop and functioning markets to sell their products.

It starts with primary producers and touches every person on the planet.

For further information, read the Statement on Sustainable Development Goals by the International Agri-Food Network on behalf of the Private Sector Mechanism:

pdf SDG - Partnership Forum - Final Report (525 KB)

document PSM - Partnership Forum on SDGs - Presentation (65.89 MB)

pdf PSM - Partnership Forum SDGs - Speaker Bios (636 KB)

pdf SDGs - PSM Statement (81 KB)

Learn more on the UN SDG website.

A short film by Richard Curtis featuring Usain Bolt which helps explain why we should finish what we started with the Millennium Development Goals and end poverty by 2030 and tackle inequality and climate change. Courtesy of The Global Goals.


Agriculture and Food Day

Thursday, 13th July 2017 | 09.00 – 16.30

Yale Club, New York City | 50 Vanderbilt Ave (next to Grand Central Station)

The 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will take place July 10 to 19 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The theme is "Eradicating poverty & promoting prosperity in a changing world”.

7 of the 17 goals will be reviewed in-depth including Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” There is a specific mandate to review Goal 2 on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture. Building on its vast network, the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) will host an Agriculture and Food Day.

Agriculture & Food Day will raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Goal 2 and its interlinkages with the other goals under focus. The day will include a thematically-focused plenary session, a series of roundtable discussions on interlinkages in SDGs, and a dynamic luncheon featuring youth in agriculture.

Please join us for an Agriculture and Food Day to discuss the way this sector interlinks with all the Sustainable Development Goals and what can be specifically done to advance Goal 2.

Agriculture & Food Day

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SDG Business Forum

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations | 18 July 2017

Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and social values are inextricably linked and business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can also have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector has been invited to share its support for the Agenda during the HLPF at the SDG Business Forum.

Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and the UN Global Compact, and organized in collaboration with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030, the SDG Business Forum will convene leaders from business and government, together with the heads of UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering the 2030 Agenda. Featuring a showcase review of business engagement on the 7 goals in focus at this year’s HLPF, as well as individual sessions examining investment, partnerships, and monitoring, this event will foster robust dialogue between governments and the private sector on critical issues and the way forward.

The Forum will report on significant achievements and commitments undertaken by business and gauge private sector efforts to catalyze sustainable growth and development during this critical implementation phase. Ranging from SMEs to multinational corporations, the global business community is committed to contribute to the success of the 2030 Agenda and the realization of a long-lasting, prosperous future for all.

Please register online: http://www.sdgbusinessforum.com/


HLPF on SDG Business 2030

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.

On the occasion of the first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the inaugural SDG Business Forum coincided with the high-level ministerial segment. The 2030 Agenda recognized the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and the UN Global Compact in collaboration with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030, the SDG Business Forum convened leaders from business and government, together with heads of UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering the 2030 Agenda.

The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and societal values are inextricably linked. Business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector was invited to share its support for the Agenda. The Business for 2030 session during the SDG Business forum had 17 rapid fire presentations, which highlighted business engagement in the SDGs. Each speaker provided examples on how their business or organization is contributing to one of the SDGs.

There were 400 participants were actively engaged, including respondent Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Social Development, Vanessa Rubio Márquez (pictured).

Review the Rapid Fire Session Case Studies from HLPF:

pdf SDGs - HLPF Business 2030 - Rapid Fire Session Case Studies (157 KB)

Review the HLPF Side Event Report:

pdf SDGs - HLPF - Side Event Report (272 KB)


Links of Interest

The Global Business Alliance for 2030 | http://www.gbafor2030.org/

SDG Business Forum website | http://www.sdgbusinessforum.com/

USCIB’s Business for 2030 website | http://bit.ly/1NknTeD

UN’s High Level Political Forum website | http://bit.ly/1BSEj9K