17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals.


Goal 17 is about strengthening partnerships.

This target entails strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development through cooperation with and among the following sectors:


This sector would:

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

Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.

Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries.


This sector would:

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.

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.


This sector would:

Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, and significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.

Systemic issues would involve policy and institutional coherence, while enhancing global macroeconomic stability, through policy coordination and policy coherence, and policy coherence for sustainable development. Respect would increase for each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.