The Sustainable Development Goals require successful collaboration and widespread partnerships amongst all levels of a community, from citizens to businesses, to governments and organizations. Systemic change must happen to drive greater accountability, partnership and funds to achieve the goals by 2030.

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“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. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.”

– United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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$146.6 Billion

Official development assistance stood at $146.6 billion in 2017. This represents a decrease of 0.6% in real terms over 2016.

79% of imports

79 percent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.

Access to the internet

The number of Internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years.

30% of youth

30 percent of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years.




By way of Finance, this final Sustainable Development Goal seeks to strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection. It desires to help developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7% of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20% of ODA/GNI to least developed countries ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20% of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.

By way of Technology, this Sustainable Development Goal strives to 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. It also endeavors to promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favorable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed.

By way of Trade, this Sustainable Development Goal strives to 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. It endeavors to significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.

By way of Policy and Institutional coherence, the Final Sustainable Development Goal strives to enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence as well as policy coherence for sustainable development. It strives to respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

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