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| Goal 17: Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The SDGs can only be achieved with strong global partnerships and cooperation.

Successful completion of a development agenda requires inclusive partnerships (global, regional, national and local) in principles and values, as well as a shared vision and goals that focus on people and the planet first.

Many countries require official development assistance to promote growth and trade. Still, aid levels are declining and donor countries have failed to honor their commitment to increasing financing for development.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is expected to contract sharply, by 3%, in 2020, which would constitute its worst recession since the Great Depression.

Now, more than ever, strong international cooperation is needed to ensure that countries with the means to recover from the pandemic rebuild better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


No country can overcome this pandemic alone. Solidarity at the global level is not only a moral imperative, but also in everyone's interest.

The United Nations Secretary-General has issued a series of policy briefs that present a vision of how the international community can provide an effective and coordinated response to COVID-19 while ensuring that the most vulnerable populations are retained.​​ as a priority. Policy briefs compile analyzes from different agencies of the United Nations system and provide Member States with concrete ideas on how to deal with the consequences and even seize opportunities amidst the crisis.

A high-level meeting convened by Canada, Jamaica and the United Nations on May 28 brought together governments and international organizations to refine and accelerate our global response to the significant economic and human effects of COVID-19, and to propose concrete solutions for emergency development .

Most developing countries do not have sufficient national resources and fiscal space to fund a response to COVID-19 and adequate recovery measures. International cooperation and external financing are crucial.

Particularly alarming is the possibility of a new debt crisis, exacerbated by the staggering prices of oil and other commodities, hitting less developed countries, which were already at high risk of debt distress. The United Nations demands special drawing rights for debt relief and the extension of the debt moratorium to all developing countries.

The 2020 Financing for Sustainable Development Report details measures to address the impact of the emerging global recession and financial crisis, especially in the world's poorest countries, based on joint research and analysis conducted by more than 60 United Nations agencies, international and united institutions.

To support efforts in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations Secretary-General has launched a United Nations Response and Recovery Trust Fund.

In addition, the United Nations has developed a Global Humanitarian Response Plan to help the most vulnerable populations, including refugees and internally displaced persons.

In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Foundation and their partners have launched a Solidarity Response Fund, the first of its kind, to allow companies and individuals to directly contribute to the WHO response to COVID-19.

Designed to address the issues of timely and open access to key data needed by governments and all sectors of society to respond to the global COVID-19 crisis, this UN portal provides a space for the international statistical community to share guidelines, measures, tools and best practices to ensure the operational continuity of data programs of national statistical institutes.

To combat the growing scourge of misinformation about COVID-19, the United Nations launched the Verified initiative, aimed at increasing the volume and scope of reliable information.​​ and accurate on three topics: science (to save lives), solidarity (to promote cooperation locally and globally) and solutions (to promote support to affected populations).


| Notable Data  


  • Official development assistance was $135.2 trillion in 2014, the highest level ever achieved.

  • Seventy-nine percent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.

  • The debt burden of developing countries remains stable at around 3% of export earnings.

  • The number of Internet users in Africa has almost doubled in the last four years.

  • 30% of the world's youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years.

  • But more than four billion people don't use the Internet, and 90% of them are from the developing world.

| Goal 17


17.1 Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to increase national capacity to collect taxes and other revenues

17.2 Ensure that developed countries fully meet their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment of many developed countries to meet the target of 0.7% of gross national revenue for official development assistance to developing countries and between 0, 15% and 0.20% of gross national revenue for official development assistance to least developed countries; Official development assistance providers are encouraged to consider setting a target of allocating at least 0.20% of gross national income to official development assistance to least developed countries.

17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources from multiple sources to developing countries

17.4 Help developing countries achieve long-term debt sustainability with coordinated policies aimed at promoting debt financing, debt relief and restructuring, as appropriate, and dealing with the external debt of very poor countries.

17.5 Adopt and implement investment promotion systems in favor of least developed countries


17.6 Improve North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation in science, technology and innovation and access to them, and increase the exchange of knowledge under mutually agreed conditions, including improving coordination between existing mechanisms, particularly in the United Nations level, and through a global technology clearinghouse mechanism

17.7 Promote the development of environmentally sound technologies​​ and its transfer, dissemination and dissemination to developing countries under favorable conditions, including concessional and preferential conditions, as mutually agreed.

17.8 Fully operationalize, by 2017, the technology bank and support mechanism for capacity building in science, technology and innovation for less developed countries and increase the use of enabling technologies, in particular information and communication technologies


17.9 Increase international support for effective and targeted capacity building activities in developing countries to support national plans for the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation


17.10 Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system within the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda

17.11 Significantly increase exports by developing countries, in particular with the aim of doubling the share of least developed countries in world exports by 2020

17.12 Achieve timely access to the duty-free and quota-free market on a lasting basis for all least-developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization decisions, including ensuring that preferential rules of origin apply​​ to imports from less developed countries are transparent and straightforward and help facilitate market access

systemic problems

Normative and institutional coherence

17.13 Increase global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and coherence

17.14 Improve policy coherence for sustainable development

17.15 Respect the regulatory space and the leadership of each country to establish and apply policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Partnerships with multiple stakeholders

17.16 Enhancing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, experience, technology and financial resources to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, especially developing countries

17.17 Encourage and promote the establishment of effective alliances in the public, public-private and civil society spheres, taking advantage of the alliances' experience and fundraising strategies

Data, monitoring and accountability

17.18 By 2020, increase capacity support to developing countries, including LDCs and Small Island Developing States, to significantly increase the availability of high-quality, reliable data​​ and timely disaggregated by income, sex, age, race, ethnic origin, immigration status, disability, geographic location, and other characteristics relevant to national contexts

17.19 By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop indicators
to measure progress in sustainable development and complement gross domestic product, and to support statistical capacity building in developing countries

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