SDGs Goal 17: Global Partnerships

“Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”  United Nations


For the Sustainable Development Goals to have an effect then partnerships between countries and governments need to be transformed so that the goals can be put into action effectively and immediately.

“To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that, we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Resources, both technological and financial, existing and additional, will need to be drawn together to make these goals achievable everywhere, not just in some places.  Regular progress reviews will need to be made by the UN and also within individual countries, to make sure that they are on target for achieving all goals that have been set out.  If you want to be involved in the progress that the SDGs are making in your area then you can join or create a group which is focusing on the mobilisation of these targets.  Everyone, at all levels, can be involved in successfully implementing the SDGs.  You can then:

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1. Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection
2. Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries
3. Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
4. Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress
5. Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries

Technology                                                                                                                                            6. Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
7. Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
8. Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology

Capacity building                                                                                                                                 9. Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

Trade                                                                                                                                                    10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under its Doha Development Agenda
11. Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020
12. Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access
Systemic issues

Policy and institutional coherence                                                                                                13. Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence
14. Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
15. Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships                                                                                                      16. Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17. Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability                                                                                             18. By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
19. By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

(Target information taken from UN Org)

If you would like to learn more about SDG 17 and its progress then please visit UN Org.


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