Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) 2022 with the theme of “Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery: Towards a Smart and Resilient Future” will be a major opportunity for stakeholders including Member States, UN entities, academia and civil society to collaborate against the impact of COVID-19. For the ILO, SSTC is an important means to promote and implement the Decent Work Agenda in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular SDG 8 on Decent Work and SDG 17 on Partnership. BAPA+40 was the opportunity to discuss the progress made on SSTC since the adoption of BAPA and the role of SSTC in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
With the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 and the subsequent drive to realise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), interest in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) as a means of accelerating essential transformations has increased. MSPs are formal/partially formal alliance of partners involving partners from governments and governments driven institutions, UN and multilateral organisations, civil society actors, private sector. Furthermore, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, led by the ILO, will also be pivotal to promote SSTC and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) for the development of integrated and coherent social justice policies and mobilize sufficient resources from partners, including support for its implementation.
The ILO Solution Forum “Building Multi-Stakeholder Alliances in the Global South to Build Back Better: Towards a Smart and Resilient Future in the World of Work” will showcase relevant MSPs for sustainable COVID recovery on 13th September 2022 (10:30-11:50). Topics to choose from include just transitions, fragile-to-fragile cooperation, employment promotion, social protection and skills development. It will help highlight the holistic perspective of the Decent work agenda and its impact on the ground. Have a look at the Concept Note.