‘The main lesson of COVID-19? [The] expression of faith in multilateralism, in light of the level of international cooperation in fighting the pandemic.’

Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, DRC


‘While the pandemic has indeed aggravated existing global challenges, it has also reinforced the indispensability of multilateralism.’

Sheikh Hassina, Prime Minister, Bangladesh


A selection of Global Partnership Co-chair Heads of State and Government, speaking at the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.


With the 2020-21 session of the General Assembly, now beginning its substantive work, we mark 75 years of unprecedented global cooperation. And yet one of its greatest outcomes – the global effort to drive human development – is facing profound headwinds, from growing inequality to a global pandemic.

Only collective action, multilateral and multi-stakeholder, will see us through these challenges.

And this imperative on collective action is what makes the work of the Global Partnership on how we partner and work together – based on shared principles, led by evidence – so important to achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Find the latest messaging on effectiveness and the Global Partnership at UN75 on this page. For more on how to engage with the Partnership, you can reach out to info@effectivecooperation.org.