Fit for whose purpose?

Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations
UN mit Fahnen
UN mit Fahnen
Conference Room 7 | UN Headquarters, New York

The Post-2015 Agenda is being shaped at a time of challenge for multilateralism. Multi-stakeholder partnerships and deeper engagement with the business sector are being positioned as central pillars for implementation as well as for mobilizing and leveraging the trillions of dollars needed.

This direction is not taking into account the recent pattern of UN development funding, a pattern which has been characterized by underfunding on the one hand and increased earmarking of funding from donors, public and private, on the other. A continuation of this pattern might undermine the integration of economic, social and environmental policies and programmes – the essence of the agenda for the next 15 years.

The side event will discuss the challenge of shaping the Post-2015 Agenda, building on findings of a recently completed comprehensive study undertaken by Global Policy Forum on the practices and consequences of private funding of the UN system.


  • Barbara Adams and Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum
  • H.E. Guilherme Patriota, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
  • Manuel Montes, South Centre
  • Noelene Nabulivou, DAWN
  • Alessandro Motter, IPU