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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 focuses on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development. SDG17 plays a pivotal role in realizing the other 16 SDGs, recognizing the necessity of partnerships involving governments, businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) (UNDESA 2021). There has been notable progress in indicators such as the number of Internet users, personal remittances, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, exports of commercial services and financial resources dedicated to enhancing statistical capacity. However, significant challenges persist in fully unlocking the potential of SDG 17, encompassing limited coordination, resource flow to developing countries, capacity-building needs, systemic barriers and insufficient data for progress tracking and decision-making. Despite these challenges, the AsiaPacific region has demonstrated progress in implementing solutions and prioritizing actions, particularly in technology for climate change, energy transition, private sector engagement and Global South-South cooperation. In parallel, there are promising solutions and priority actions to accelerate progress. These include fostering multistakeholder partnerships, promoting innovative financing mechanisms, strengthening statistical capacity and investing in technology and infrastructure. This positive trajectory is likely to continue, contributing to advancing the 2030 Agenda in the years ahead.

 

The profile for SDG 17 was developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with inputs from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).