Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

A 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 needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars 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.

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Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Partnerships for the Goals

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United Nations: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is a job for everyone, not just a job for government. Nikhil Chandavarkar, the Chief of Outreach and Communications in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Division of Sustainable Development, speaks to why global partnerships matter and provides some examples.