Quiz on SDG 17 - “Partnerships for the Goals”

Let us learn about the spirit of Partnerships for the Goals through this quiz on SDG 17.

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Q. 1 True or False?

International cooperation and external finance are crucial to help developing countries cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Answer Detail: In light of the consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening multilateralism and global partnerships are more important than ever to solve the world’s problems.

Q. 2 The 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator was launched in which year?

Answer Detail: The 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator is a collaborative initiative by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and The Partnering Initiative, in collaboration with United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), UN Global Compact, and the UN Development Coordination Office. The initiative aims to significantly help accelerate effective partnerships in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Q. 3 Which of the following statements stands correct for SDG 17?

Answer Detail: SDG 17 recognizes multi-stakeholder partnerships as important vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries. It further seeks to encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Q. 4 UN Global is an innovation initiative by the United Nations that harnesses data science and analytics for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Who was the United Nations’ Secretary General at the time this initiative was launched?

Answer Detail: UN Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that harnesses data science and analytics for sustainable development and humanitarian action. The initiative was launched in 2009 based on a recognition that digital data offers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being, and to get real-time feedback on how well policy responses are working. It tracks development progress and emerging vulnerabilities in real time by tapping into Big Data – the enormous volumes of records that are automatically created by people's every interaction with the digital world.

Q. 5 Who is responsible for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Answer Detail: Para 39 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development states: “The scale and ambition of the new Agenda requires a revitalized Global Partnership to  ensure its implementation. We fully commit to this. This Partnership will work in a spirit of  global solidarity, in particular solidarity with the poorest and with people in vulnerable situations. It will facilitate an intensive global engagement in support of implementation of all the Goals and targets, bringing together Governments, the private sector, civil society, the United Nations system and other actors and mobilizing all available resources.”