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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

A survivor's search for missing relatives and meaning

Many in Bosnia & Herzegovina still deal with the enforced disappearance of their loved ones. MORE >

UNDP in Cyprus

A new generation of Cypriots uncovers the missing

The tragic events of the 1960s and 1970s left a brutal mark on Cyprus. Now, a new generation is working to heal the wounds of a divided island. MORE >

UNDP in Kosovo*

What does joining hands really mean?

Well-designed and delivered programmes change the lives of people in rural areas. MORE >

UNDP in Albania

Helping rebuild with long term sight

After severe flooding affected over 15,000 people, destroying crops, roads, and hundreds of homes, rebuilding involved infrastructure projects that would provide flood protection for the future. MORE >

UNDP in Turkmenistan

Recovering from multidrug-resistant TB

This strain of TB requires special drug treatment, with the strength of the patient and enormous support from the family. MORE >

UNDP in Tajikistan

Building bridges in Tajikistan

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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