SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

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This goal is to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. A successful sustainable development agenda needs partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. Principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level were built upon partnerships.

To mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives, we need urgent action. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries.

Sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies are needed. 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. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.

Here are some of the details of SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals according to the United Nations.

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

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

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

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

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
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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

 

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