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UNSDG Goal 17

The goals can only be realized with strong partnerships and cooperation.

#UNSDG Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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 and build back better.

EUTEC Chamber believes that 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.

In this special period of time, global solidarity is not only a moral imperative, it is in everyone’s interests. Let us focus and work all together towards a sustainable development. (Source: UN)

Facts and figures (Source:UN)

  • Official development assistance stood at $146.6  billion in 2017. This represents a decrease of 0.6 per cent in real terms over 2016.

  • 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

  • The number of Internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years

  • 30 per cent of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years

  • But more four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90 per cent of them are from the developing world