Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Working in partnership is essential to effectively deliver the SDGs. Sustainable development is a global issue and requires effort from governments, universities, private and voluntary sector organisations and NGOs on an international scale.
Goal 17 seeks to strengthen global partnerships in order to increase capacity, knowledge and expertise and financial resources to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. One of the ways it aims to do this is through strengthening the North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation; and to enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms.
International aid is vital to assist developing countries to increase their capacity to address the SDGs and mobilise their own domestic resources. Goal 17 seeks to ensure that developed countries will fully implement their official development assistance (ODA) commitments and encourage them to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/Gross National Income (GNI) to least developed countries. Goal 17 also aims to implement mechanisms to address the external debt of highly indebted countries to reduce debt distress.
By 2030, Goal 17 also aims to 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.
Australia's Progress towards Goal 17
The Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report provides key information about how Australia is progressing towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Visit the Transforming Australia website to see Australia's progress towards Goal 17.
Do you want to know how to achieve the SDGs?
MSDI has partnered with McMaster University to create the world's most comprehensive repository of research evidence. Click here for the latest evidence and research from around the world aligned with Goal 17.
How is Monash building partnerships to deliver the SDGs?
Monash University is the Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Regional Centre of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Hosted within MSDI, SDSN AusNZPac brings together SDSN members in the region to develop and promote solutions, policies and public education for sustainable development. MSDI and SDSN are collaborating to build Australia's and the wider region's capacity to implement the SDGs. In 2017 MSDI and SDSN partnered on the Getting started with the SDGs in Universities and in 2018 we produced Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report.
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