SDG 17

The SDGs can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. While official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent between 2000 and 2014, humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.  

The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development.

The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports, is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open, and benefits all. 

Goals in action

UNDP in Iran

See How Six Communities Around the World Are Adapting to Climate Change

Under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Programme, the Equator Initiative supports the work of local and indigenous communities in creating sustainable development solutions worldwide. MORE >

UNDP in Solomon Islands

900 ISLANDS 6 provinces, 1 project: Enhancing clean & climate-resilient water systems in the Solomon Islands

"The people in Tuwo" - a beautiful island community on Fenualoa Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands – "didn't know much about what climate change is, they thought a supernatural force was eating their coastline." MORE >

UNDP in India

Building Houses, Building Dreams

In a village in Maharashtra, India, families are using government assistance to construct homes that are affordable, resilient and responsive to their needs MORE >

UNDP in Cambodia

How Aid Now Works and Why It Still Matters

By Haoliang Xu, Director at UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Published in the Huffington Post MORE >

UNDP in India

DISHA in Action: Stories of Aspiration, Stories of Direction

At a Career Guidance and Counselling Centre set up with SEWA Bharat under the Disha project, Deepika discovered that even as a class 10th graduate, she could enrol in a hotel management course. Now, Deepika is pursuing her dream of becoming a chef. Over the last year, 10,000 young girls like Deepika have benefitted from such services. MORE >


STRONGER TOGETHER: Exchanging ideas on managing the source of life

We can rediscover the beauty of our planet every day - if we just look in the right places. A smile around the corner, rice paddies that shimmer in endlessly varying shades of green, or a mountain range at the horizon. Lao PDR and Timor-Leste are two places to get inspired by the natural beauty of life, created and sustained by the simplest of elements, water. MORE >

UNDP in Afghanistan

Building bridges in Afghanistan

Ten years ago there were just three border crossing points between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Today there are six bridges, and there are plans to construct a seventh. MORE >

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