Partnerships are considered essential to achieving the Sustainable Development goals, says Kazuki Kitaoka of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
“Sustainable development requires working together towards a shared goal as well as individual sector-specific goals,” says Lynne Gaffikin.
The post-2015 development process should emphasize intergovernmental cooperation in setting goals, writes former United Nations official José Antonio Ocampo. "The global partnership should, therefore, mobilise a set of dynamic, multistakeholder partnerships, but must have intergovernmental cooperation at the centre," he writes.
The World Food Programme office in North Korea is receiving funding despite international sanctions that have prevented other aid agencies from getting bank transfers, writes John Alliage Morales. "To date, WFP has continued to use its normal channels to remit funds to our [North Korea] operation," says a WFP official.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria needs donors to provide $15 billion during the next three years to maintain advances made. The EU will try to keep its contribution at $130.5 million a year, says European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs.