17. Partnerships for the goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

UN-GlobalGoals-Icon17A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level. Urgent action is requested to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of money 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.

In short:

  • requiring inclusive partnerships at all levels;
  • building on shared goals;
  • placing people and the planet at the center;
  • delivering on sustainable development objectives;
  • setting a clear direction for the public sector;
  • attracting long-term investments;
  • strengthening national oversight mechanisms.
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