Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures2016 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people. The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realized. If we realize our ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better. United Nations (2015)
The objectives set out in Agenda 2030 are ambitious. Those objectives cannot be achieved by any one institution, organization or country alone.

The Partnership section of this report consists of a single sustainable development goal - 17. It is the single biggest goal of Agenda 2030, containing 19 individual targets.


Goal 17 naturally lies at the heart of Agenda 2030. It is about getting things done. Consequently, it is a cross-cutting goal that straddles all of the other sixteen Goals. It emphasizes the partnerships that will be required between governments, the private sector and civil society to implement a successful sustainable development agenda - to promote partnership and highlight the interlinkages between people, planet, prosperity and peace at the global, regional, national and local levels.