Promoting Public- Private Partnership

“Round table on the role of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), INCLUDING BLOCKCHAIN AND CULTURE AS TOOL FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SDG-16.”

Executive Summary

In the context of the work of the Third Committee during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the second week of October 2016, it is going to be examined the theme of "International Drug Control", and in particular how to monitor the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem.

It is recalled that at its sixty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to convene early in 2016 an extraordinary session of the Assembly on the world drug problem, and also decided that this special session progress be reviewed in the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action, including an assessment of the achievements and challenges in the task of tackling the world drug problem within the framework of the three international drug control conventions and other relevant instruments United Nations (resolution 67/193).

On the other hand, Peace, justice and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions are at the core of sustainable development. Several regions have enjoyed increased and sustained levels of peace and security in recent decades. But many countries still face protracted armed conflict and violence, and far too many people struggle as a result of weak institutions and the lack of access to justice, information and other fundamental freedoms.

Partnerships for sustainable development are multi-stakeholder initiatives voluntarily undertaken by Governments, intergovernmental organizations, major groups and others stakeholders, which efforts are contributing to the implementation of inter-governmentally agreed development goals and commitments, as included in Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, the Millennium Declaration, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) entitled “The Future We Want”, the Third International Conference on Small island Developing States, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In this regard, the World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness (WOGC) supported by the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations, in collaboration with organizations listed below have agreed to organize, together with other relevant actors of civil society and the private sector, a “Round Table on the role of Public-Private Partnership, art, culture and music as a tool for implementing the SDG-16”, on October 13, 2016 at the headquarters of the United Nations.


Contribute to the international efforts in promoting Public-Private Partnership as a tool for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, in particular highlighting the  importance of art, culture and music, as well as the creation of a drug-free world to strengthen institutions that contribute to peace and justice.


Among the main goals that we aim to achieve are mentioned:

  1. Share experiences and lessons learned in the field on the importance of preventing violence, especially among young people, using strategic tools such as art and culture that contribute to building a drug-free world.
  2. Contribute to the achievement of a common front between national and local governments, civil society organizations and the private sector aimed at preventing violence and tackling the world drug problem.
  3. Encourage the international community to redouble its oriented violence prevention efforts among young people, and to include in them, efforts to address the world drug problem.



Welcome Remarks by the Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Ambassador Ruben Zamora and the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen.

Moderator: Ambassador Carlos Garcia, Vice President of the World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness (WOGC)


"The arts and culture as a way to prevent violence", Prof. Mario Melendez Portillo, Mayor of Panchimalco, El Salvador.

"The Truth About Drugs", Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, President of the Foundation for Drug-Free World and Cnel. Hugo Angulo, Representative of the FDFW to Central America.

"The gender perspective on the prevention of violence and youth empowerment”, Dr. Marilu Marcillo, D.M., Director Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Chair Advisory Council TCUS, School of Business Saint Peter's University

"The importance of comprehensive prevention of violence among youth", Licda. Eugenia Castrillo, Executive Director of FEPADE / Solutions - El Salvador

"The Human Rights perspective in addressing prevention of violence", Mrs. Jane Durgom-Powers, Families of the Missing.

"The role of the diaspora to support programs preventing violence and building a drug-free world in El Salvador," Dr. Caesar Campos, President of the Maya Foundation, Los Angeles, California.

Questions and answers