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Goal 17 – Revitalize Global Partnerships

“A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level”. Revitalizing global partnerships is a global issue. Please join the awareness initiative and visit www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/globalpartnerships/ to learn more about revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development. Join the community. Make revitalizing global partnerships your resolve.

Progress

The United Nations launched a new online platform to encourage global engagement around partnerships and voluntary commitments in support of the global goals for sustainable development”. As an information tool, Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals will inform businesses, organizations and individuals on the initiatives that are being implemented as a result of global partnerships and commitments that have been made to help reach the sustainable development goals. The tool is free and a public resource aimed to set the standards on how information on multi-stakeholder partnerships is published as well as encourage further global partnerships engagement around the goals.

Challenges

“Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development.”

UN Facts on revitalizing Global Partnerships:

  • Official development assistance stood at $135.2 billion in 2014, the highest level ever recorded
  • 79 per cent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free
  • The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3 per cent of export revenue
  • The number of Internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years
  • Four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90 per cent of them are from the developing world

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