SDG 17

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
The seventeenth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

Partnerships for Goals

Aims to “Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”.

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  • Targets 19 Targets
  • Campaigns 3 Campaigns
  • Pledges 2699 Pledges
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Why Is It Important To revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development?

Sustainable Development can be achieved only through strong global partnerships and cooperation. Strong inclusive partnerships at every level, starting from the grassroots, till the national, regional and global levels are quintessential. Such partnerships must be built upon principles and values, a shared vision and shared goals, which place people and the planet at the forefront. This has become even more crucial after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted the world negatively from many aspects. Strong partnerships are key to revive the world from such negative impacts. Everyone, starting from governments, civil society, scientists, academia, the private sector and finally individuals need to come together at this crucial juncture. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, is universal and requires action by every single segment of society, irrespective of their roles in the society. It is essential to ensure that no one is left behind.

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda urges us to create “a consciousness of solidarity that extends to the entire world”. He shares: “Such a spirit of solidarity will provide the driving energy and basis for meeting the full spectrum of our challenges, including the climate crisis. I am certain that by rooting our actions in this spirit of solidarity and by making progress in the construction of a global society that can remain undefeated before any threat, we will leave something of immense value to future generations.”

What Progress Has Been Made So Far In Terms of revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development?

  • Aid to Africa rose by 1.3% from 2018.
  • Remittances to low and middle income countries from 2017 to 2018 rose by 9.6 per cent, reaching $529 billion, a record high. This was more than 3 times the amount of ODA received in 2018, and significantly larger than FDI.
  • By the end of 2018, more than 1/2 the world’s population (3.9 billion people) used the Internet. 
  • There has been sustained global growth in fixed broadband subscriptions, with penetration rate rising from 3.4 per 100 inhabitants in 2005 to 14.1 per 100 inhabitants in 2018.
  • In 2016, countries received support which was valued at $623 million from multilateral and bilateral donors for all areas of statistics. This was a rise from $591 million in 2015, and an increase by nearly $400 million from 2006 to 2016.

How Can I As An Individual Apply Sustainable Human Behaviour To Achieve These Targets For SDG 17 To Help Achieve The Goal Of Partnerships for Goals?

  • Participate in and share updates about the various actions one is taking in sustainability on the BSG for SDG mobile app.
  • Spread awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals amongst family members and peers, and on social media.
  • Actively share about the way in which one is applying the Sustainable Development Goals in one’s own life.
  • Expanding bonds with people around us, collectively pledging to the Sustainable Development Goals and pressing forward together.
  • Engage in community activities as much as one can, and collectively work on initiatives pertaining to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Educate oneself and bring out one’s innate creativity to recognize and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Did You Know These Facts About SDG 17 – Partnerships for Goals?

  • 147.4

    Net Official Development Assistance flows by member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development totalled $147.4 billion in 2019.

  • 79%

    79 percent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.

  • 3%

    The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3 percent of export revenue.

  • 40%

    Trade, foreign direct investment and remittances all projected to decline by up to 40 per cent in 2020.

  • Half

    Almost half of the world’s population is not connected to the internet, particularly in poor countries.

Targets For SDG 17 – Partnerships for Goals Set By The United Nations

  • Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.

    Target 17.1
  • 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.

    Target 17.2
  • Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.

    Target 17.3
  • 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.

    Target 17.4
  • Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries.

    Target 17.5
  • 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.

    Target 17.6
  • 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.

    Target 17.7
  • 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.

    Target 17.8
  • 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.

    Target 17.9
  • 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.

    Target 17.10
  • Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.

    Target 17.11
  • 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.

    Target 17.12
  • Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.

    Target 17.13
  • Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

    Target 17.14
  • Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

    Target 17.15
  • 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.

    Target 17.16
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

    Target 17.17
  • 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.

    Target 17.18
  • 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 17.19

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