Chief Executive Officers and experts give insights into the Global Compact Network Austria's Agenda 2030

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and experts, among them United Nations (UN) professionals, gathered at the United Nations in Vienna for a Roundtable under the slogan "Leading the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through partnerships" on 8 November 2018. CEOs and experts agreed with Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Board Member of Österreischische Kontrollbank AG's invitation: "Be open for new partnerships. … Openness is really a measure to implement the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development."

Dedicated to achieving the SDGs, the Austrian Development Agency's Managing Director Martin Ledolter said: "As a multi-stakeholder platform, the Global Compact Network Austria is beneficial because we are learning from each other and building partnerships." So far, it has established more than 120 partnerships. Luc St-Pierre from the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs spoke about the importance of partnerships to their work. Calling for a multi-stakeholder approach, Candice Welsch from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime confirmed: "Governments cannot do it alone. The public sector has to work with the private sector."