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

  • 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 gross national income for official development assistance (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

SDG Progress and Industry Notes


A 2017 Report of the Secretary-General notes that “[d]espite some positive developments, a stronger commitment to partnership and cooperation is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. That effort will require coherent policies, an enabling environment for sustainable development at all levels and by all actors and a reinvigorated Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.”

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Goal 17 is reviewed each year during the HLPF Review of the SDGs.

Industry Notes

The Apparel and Textile Industry has historiclaly collaborated on specific issues, regional interventions, social or environmental commitments, and lately on incubating innovative solutions and business models. The models for pre-competitive collboration are present in this sector but more could be done. Through its working groups and roundtables, Textile Exchange has been a catalyst for more sustainable practices in the Tetxile value chain. From industry fiber challenges and industry benchmarking to upcoming projects related to the creation of centralized databases for preferred fiber certifications, Textile Exchange is focused on activating industry partnerships to achieve the SDGa.  There are many examples of partnerships in the Apparel and Textile industries that will drive the SDGs, including around social programs, circularity, science based contextualized targets, climate action and support for industry innovation.  Together as an industry, everyone in the value chain has a role to play in addressing the urgent global and local problems underlying the SDGs. A more resilient, inclusive, fair, profitable and sustainable value chain benefits every member of the Textile value chain and its customers and stakeholders.

Additional Draft Industry Notes are in development for this SDG.

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