Development Cooperation Forum - Virtual Side Event | Thinking beyond 2030: Innovative cooperation frameworks and practices from a feminist perspective.

March 13, 2023
10:00 hs NY, 12:00 hs Santiago, Chile, 16:00 hs Madrid 


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The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals have become the new paradigm for cooperation. Still, progress has been much less than expected, and, seven years before 2030, it is necessary to rethink the way in which they are implemented. The international cooperation system has proven insufficient to respond to global challenges at the scale and pace needed.   

In this context of poly-crisis, health, climate, and humanitarian, more resources, capacities, and expertise are needed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a more horizontal, transparent, and representative cooperation system. The system has proven to be insufficient. Moreover, business as usual will result in minimal progress on the SDGs and a possible failure of the sustainable development agenda.   

It is urgent to identify where innovative solutions are and the obstacles that stand in the way and to think of 2030 as a short-term horizon. In this way, we can lay the foundations for consensus to enable the development agenda to move forward at the multilateral level beyond 2030.  

The ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum, which will take place in New York on 14-15 March 2023, is an opportunity to share and explore new approaches and practices to effectively address these challenges at the multilateral level and based on ongoing innovations in the field.  

This virtual side event will be co-organized by the Government of Chile, the Chilean Agency for Development Cooperation (AGCID), UN Women, and Global Nation.   

The event focuses on analyzing and evaluating new frameworks and practices of development cooperation, especially from emerging approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean and Ibero-America, from feminist development cooperation in Transition and Global Public Investment, in the face of the challenges identified by Antonio Guterres in the report "Trends and Progress in International Development Cooperation" published in January 2023.   

These new frameworks are also built on other long-standing processes and theoretical approaches (Structural Gaps, Multidimensional Development, and Development in Transition, among many others), which have been challenging the traditional and reductionist concept of development cooperation defined based on GDP per capita, also integrating new practices from the field and frameworks (such as the Circular Economy approach and a feminist transformation).   

This virtual meeting is expected to examine in depth these new approaches, illustrate the claims and criticisms raised, identify innovative cooperation practices, identify achievements and appropriate lessons learned in general and, in particular, the initiatives linked to the climate and feminist agenda and gender equality and the opportunities for replication and adaptation in the future. 

Moderator: Paula Narvaez, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations  


  • Enrique O'Farrill, Director of the Chilean Agency for Development Cooperation (AGCID).   
  • Cecilia Alemany, Deputy Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean.
  • José Antonio Sanahuja, Director of the Carolina Foundation.
  • Jonathan Glennie, Co-founder of Global Nation, Author of The future of Aid: Global Public Investment.
  • Andrea Costafreda, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Oxfam Intermón.