The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 laid out common visions of the world to seek win-win cooperation and development of all, through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is therefore the join task of all countries.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development shows the scale and level of ambition of this new universal agenda.
Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are cross cutting mechanisms for implementation and essential components in the “tool boxes” available to national and international stakeholders for realizing all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals included in the UN 2030 Agenda.
SDG 9 specifically calls for countries to upgrade technological capabilities and support technology development by encouraging innovation, increasing research and development and supporting a policy environment conducive to industrial diversification and increased value addition to commodities.
SDG 17 highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of all the goals; and SDGs 4 & 16 underscore the relevance of education and governance to strengthen competitiveness and innovation.
The World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness recognize the importance of competitiveness to achieve the SDGs, considering that globalization and liberalization, facilitated by rapid advances in technology, are creating new dynamics of competition making competitiveness even more complex.
Several regions of the world share common trade challenges, including improving the international competitiveness of small and medium enterprises by adding value to traditional export products, upgrading production processes, improving quality control, entering service markets, and analyzing market trends.
The mission of the World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness is to support developing countries in their national efforts to improve and enhance their attention to the interface between competition, competitiveness, governance and development through, inter alia, capacity building, sharing of best practices and the promotion of public-private partnership, with a view to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness fully support and follows the principle of win-win cooperation where governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations contribute to foster a sense of community of shared interests and establish public-private partnerships in playing respective roles in global development cooperation, including South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
In addition, the World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness share the principle of Inclusiveness and Openness whereby countries commit themselves to achieve inclusive economic growth and building an inclusive society, and no one is left behind. The principle of Integration and Coordination is fundamental to make development serve the people and put people first.
On July 2016, the “Global Network of Governance and Competitiveness to support the UNSDGs” was established as a public-private partnership agreement between the National Executive Director of the “Trifinio Plan, El Salvador” and the World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness.
The Trifinio Plan reveals the advances made in the management of the natural resources of a trans-national watershed, through the political will of the countries at the highest level, institutionalized through an international treaty, making way for a new form of organizational management.
Given the aim of the Trifinio Plan of contributing to the integration of Central American countries, joint actions will be oriented towards the integrated, harmonious, and balanced development of the trans-national region belonging to the three countries: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
“Tri-national integration” is taken as a process for facilitating the flow of goods, services, and people between the three countries. On the other hand, the relevance of this partnership agreement with the World Organization of Governance & Competitiveness lies in the full alignment of this model with the principles of win-win cooperation; the principle of Integration and Coordination; the Principle of Inclusiveness and Openness; as well as our common objective to protect the Environment by raising public awareness on concerning ecological conservation featuring respect for, conformity with and protection of nature.
To this end, the vision of the Trifinio Plan sought to outline actions with a focus on sustainable development based upon citizen participation, decentralization, and the sustainable management resources, equity, and the incorporation of a gender perspective. In other words, all the elements that are envisioned in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.