By Dr Minu Hemmati and Felix Dodds On the margins of the recent HLPF 2016 in New York, Global Research Institute (University of North Carolina) and CatalySD held a reflection workshop on “Multi-stakeholder partnerships for imple-menting the 2030 Agenda”. 
The main purpose of the workshop was to discuss how to best foster high-quality multi-stakeholder partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Colleagues from the UN, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders, multi-stakeholder partnership initiatives, and experts came together to discuss the UN’s engagement with partnerships and their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants shared experiences and views, and discussed what would need to be addressed in the future.