The Addis Ababa Action Agenda came out of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development provided concrete policies and actions to support the implementation of the new agenda. Implementation and success will rely on countries’ own sustainable development policies, plans and programmes, and will be led by countries. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a compass for aligning countries’ plans with their global commitments. Nationally owned and country-led sustainable development strategies will require resource mobilization and financing strategies. All stakeholders: governments, civil society, the private sector, and others, are expected to contribute to the realisation of the new agenda. A revitalized global partnership at the global level is needed to support national efforts and is is recognized in the 2030 Agenda.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships have been recognized as an important component of strategies that seek to mobilize all stakeholders around the new agenda.
In 2012 the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) was set up under the guidance of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC), to promote the active engagement of the business sector in addressing the issues of environmental sustainable and social inclusiveness in business, in the Asia and Pacific region. This Network has been established in reference to the outcome document of the Rio+ 20 Conference on Sustainable Development, which emphasized the importance of business’s role in sustainable development globally. The ESBN was established bases on three pillars of sustainability: namely:
To achieve its objectives under this framework, ESBN currently consists of ten task forces, these include task forces on:
The ESBN Taskforce on Youth and Women Entrepreneurship is fully committed to contribute to SGD's through its initiatives and programs. The work conducted by such taskforce will continue to focus primarily on SDG goals number 5 (gender equality), number 8 (good jobs and economic growth), together with full commitment to Goal number 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
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The Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development
ESBN Taskforece on Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Initiatives
The ESCAP Sustainable Business Network