GOAL 17 – PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to establish alliances and collaborations between the different actors of the planet, the public sector (Governments), the private sector and civil society.
Support for the implementation of the SDGs has been constant, yet still too fragile, often encountering important and persistent challenges. Financial resources remain scarce, trade tensions have increased and crucial data is still missing. The COVID-19 pandemic is now threatening past achievements, with trade, foreign direct investment and remittances expected to decline. One of the few positive aspects of this pandemic has been the increase in the use of the internet, likely linked to the growth of work-from-home schemes, online shopping and the use of social networks; nevertheless, this has also highlighted a huge digital divide. Restraining the COVID-19 virus requires the participation of all governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and ordinary citizens around the world. Strengthening multilateralism and global partnership are more important than ever.
The goals to be achieved impact several different aspects, including finance, technology, trade, systemic issues, political and institutional coherence, plurilateral collaboration programs, data monitoring and responsibility to strengthen support for the development of emerging countries.
If we do not work all together in a coordinated and complementary way, it will not be possible to achieve the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda.