Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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Why it matters in Ghana

We are all in this together. The Agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is universal and calls for action by all countries, both developed countries and developing countries, to ensure no one is left behind.

We will need to mobilise both existing and additional resources — technology development, financial resources, capacity building. Developed countries will need to fulfil their official development assistance and partnership commitments.

Multi-stakeholder partnerships will be crucial to leverage the inter-linkages between the SDGs to enhance their effectiveness and impact and accelerate progress in achieving the Goals. 

How we can help

  • Identify how you can pursue the SDGs in your daily life and do your part as a responsible global citizen.
  • Are you a fan of the Sustainable Development Goals? Help spread the word. Create awareness and advocate the SDGs on all platforms.
  • Encourage your governments to partner with businesses for the implementation of the SDGs.
  • Register your initiatives on the SDGs partnerships platform to inform, educate, network, and be inspired.
  • Civil society, business and representatives of various interest groups need to participate in the review of progress undertaken regularly in each country to ensure no one is left behind.
  • Volunteer to work with like-minded people in your community who have a desire to accelerate Ghana’s development and promote peace. Your volunteering spirit will help make a positive impact on people and the planet.
  • Donate or help to raise funds. Even a small amount can go a long way. The money you raise will help create jobs and livelihoods – and restore dignity and opportunity for people in Ghana and around the world. It will also transform lives and communities – and help eradicate poverty once and for all.
  • Primarily, it will be the responsibility of countries to make needed resources available to effectively mobilise and monitor the SDGs.
  • At the regional level, countries must share experiences and tackle common issues. On an annual basis, at the United Nations, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) takes stock of progress at the global level, identifying gaps and emerging issues, and recommending corrective action.

Global Targets of Goal 17

Finance

17.1: Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection 

17.2: Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries 

17.3: Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources 

17.4: Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress 

17.5: Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries

Technology

17.6: 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 

17.7: Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed 

17.8: Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology

Capacity-Building

17.9: Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

Trade

17.10: 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 

17.11: Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020 

17.12: Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access

Systemic issues

Policy and Institutional coherence

17.13: Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence 

17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development 

17.15: Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships

17.16: Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries 

17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability

17.18: By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts 

17.19: By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

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