Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
The SDGs can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. While official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent between 2000 and 2014, humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.
The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development.
The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports, is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open, and benefits all.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says achieving SDGs will require US$5 trillion to $7 trillion in annual investment.
Total official development assistance reached a peak of US$142.6 billion in 2016.
In 2016, international remittances totalled US$575 billion; 75 percent of it went to developing countries.
In 2016, six countries met the international target to keep official development assistance at or above 0.7 percent of gross national income.
79 percent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.
More than 4 billion people do not use the Internet, and 90 percent of them are from the developing world.