We thank our partners who make possible the Annual Policy Dialogue 2023


The Liz Mohn Center continues Liz Mohn’s successful commitment as an honorary member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees in order to secure the diverse expertise and international network in the spirit of continuity and to ensure the global transfer of knowledge.

Institutional partners

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also known as Itamaraty, is responsible for Brazilian foreign policy and international relations in bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. The Ministry advises the President of the Republic on foreign policy and on the implementation of diplomatic relations with States and international organizations.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat. It is responsible, among other things, for providing intergovernmental support by facilitating major global conferences and summits in the economic, social and environmental fields, as mandated by UN Member States, DESA helps countries find common ground, set standards and take decisive steps forward.

A not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization, the Fundação FHC was created by Fernando Henrique Cardoso upon leaving the Presidency of the Republic. The purpose of the foundation is twofold: foster public debate and the production and dissemination of knowledge about the challenges of development and democracy in Brazil, in its relations with the world.

Knowledge partners

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Through our work, we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice are central to development thinking, policy and practice.

The Igarapé Institute is an independent think and do tank focused on the areas of public, climate and digital security and its consequences for democracy. Its objective is to propose solutions and partnerships for global challenges through research, new technologies, communication and influence on public policies.


The Ford Foundation is a global, grant-making philanthropy that works to disrupt inequality in all its forms. 

In addressing this reality, we are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. 

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered, pay-as-you-go basis.


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, the IDB helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. The IDB’s aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today, IDB is the leading source of long-term development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, providing loans, grants, and technical assistance; and conducting extensive research. 

Oxfam America (OUS) is part of a global Oxfam confederation that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. It offers lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocates for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. It demands equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive. The future is equal.

The Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN) is a global initiative that aims to help civil society organizations from around the world contribute to a stronger UN System by promoting multilateralism, sustainable development, and global governance reform. The Coalition is made up of individuals, organizations, intellectuals, and policymakers, calling for a reimagining of the United Nations that needs to adapt to meet the challenges of the 21st century, by making it more agile, effective, and inclusive.

Development bank made up of 20 countries – 18 from Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal – and 13 private banks from the region. They offer advice and financial support to the public and private sectors and generate knowledge to strengthen public policies.

International organisation supporting the 22 countries that make up the Ibero-American community: the 19 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America, and the Iberian Peninsula countries of Spain, Portugal and Andorra. They support the organisation of the Ibero-American Summits of Heads of State and Government, fulfil their mandates, and promote Ibero-American cooperation in the fields of education, social cohesion and culture.

Media partner

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. With bureaus based across North America and Europe, POLITICO has the most robust roster of journalists dedicated to solely to politics and policy in the world.The Ford Foundation is a global, grant-making philanthropy that works to disrupt inequality in all its forms. 

Travel partner

TAP is Portugal’s leading airline and is a member of Star Alliance since 2005. Flying since 1945, TAP Air Portugal has its hub in Lisbon, a privileged access platform in Europe, at the crossroads with Africa, North, Central, and South America. The Portuguese airline is the world leading airline between Europe and Brazil.