The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.
A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships – at the global, regional, national and local levels – built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply, by 3 per cent, in 2020, experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression.
Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Facts & Figures
Net Official Development Assistance flows by member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development totaled $147.4 billion in 2019.
79 per cent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free
The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3 per cent of export revenue
Trade, foreign direct investment and remittances all projected to decline by up to 40 per cent in 2020.
Almost half of the world’s population is not connected to the internet, particularly in poor countries.
UN partners on sustainable development
United Nations Development Programme
UN SDG Action Campaign
UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs
UN Children’s Fund
UN Environment Programme
UN Population Fund
World Health Organization
International Monetary Fund
Food & Agriculture Organization
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Labour Organization
International Trade Centre
International Telecommunications Union
Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
UN Conference on Trade and Development
UN Development Group
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UN Refugee Agency
UN Industrial Development Organization
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
World Food Programme
World Meteorological Organization
World Trade Organization
World Tourism Organization
UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace
Regional Commissions New York Office
Economic Commission for Africa
Economic Commission for Europe
Economic Commission for Latin America & the Carribean
Economic and Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
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