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Sustainable Development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The complexity and interconnectedness of the SDGs call for a new way of doing business, requiring all development actors to engage and share knowledge in supporting countries implement and monitor the SDGs.

Partnerships are built upon principles and values, a shared vision and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre. They will be required at all levels: global, regional, national and local.

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.

Partnerships are at the heart of FAO’s mission to help build consensus for a sustainable world free from hunger. The effectiveness of the Organization as a policymaking forum and unique centre of excellence, knowledge and technical expertise depends to a considerable degree on its ability to work and develop strategic partnerships with all concerned in food and agriculture. 

Together with supporting a massively expanded global framework for collecting data and tracking progress, FAO has identified multistakeholder partnerships as the key driver of its support to the 2030 Agenda.

Facts and figures

  • 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
  • 30 per cent of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years.
  • But more four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90 per cent of them are from the developing world.

             

            SDG17 Targets

            Finance

            1. Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.

            2. Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.

            3. Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.

            4. Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress.

            5. Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries.

            Technology

            6. 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.

            7. 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.

            8. 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.

            Capacity building

            9. Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation.

            Trade

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

            11. Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.

            12. Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access.

            Systemic issues

            Policy and institutional coherence

            13. Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.

            14. Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

            15. Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

            Multi-stakeholder partnerships

            16. Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

            17. Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

            Data, monitoring and accountability

            18. 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.

            19. 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.

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