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Global partnership

The Global Partnership enshrined in the Addis Agenda is a vehicle for strengthening international cooperation for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Addis Agenda in its entirety and the myriad commitments contained within, as well as SDG 17, reflect the reinvigorated global partnership.

In this sense, the monitoring effort by the Inter-agency Task Force across the Action Areas of the Addis Agenda, and including progress on SDG 17 and the means of implementation targets of the SDGs, is a progress report on the global partnership. Progress in the enabling international economic environment - including coherent and mutually supporting world trade, monetary and financial systems, and strengthened and enhanced global economic governance - is a key component of the enhanced and revitalized global partnership for sustainable development, led by governments. The chapters on international trade as an engine for development, debt and debt sustainability, and addressing systemic issues provide comprehensive updates in these areas. The chapter on International development cooperation is assessing progress on the strengthening of international development cooperation and efforts to maximize its effectiveness, transparency, impact and results.

The Partnerships for SDGs online platform allows multi-stakeholder partnerships to report on initiatives carried out in support of the SDGs. The platform contains partnership initiatives on all 17 SDGS, including voluntary commitments and partnership initiatives stemming from conferences on sustainable development, such as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the Third International Conference on Small island Developing States, the United Nations Environment Assembly, Secretary-General’s Global Sustainable Transport Conference, and the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, among others. As of February 2017, 2197 partnership initiative and commitments are registered.