Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

No country has reached the global goals until everyone has. Therefore, the seventeenth goal is dedicated to set goals about the cross-sectoral collaborations and how to systematically implement the SDG 2030 agenda and thereby commit countries, businesses, individuals and institutions. Goal 17, in contrast to the other 16 global goals, is a process goal that focuses on how the countries of the world can jointly solve the challenges. As can be seen in the goal 16 sub-goals, part of the answer lies in strengthened partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as in new technology and digitization.

Partnerships are crucial in the work of sustainable development. The Government of Greenland recognizes that we, as a nation, company or municipality, cannot create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable society alone. Partnerships needs to be applied across public authorities, private individuals, NGOs and even between countries if we are to seriously address some of the challenges we face.

An important precondition for all this is that we become better at measuring how things are actually going in the individual countries, and not just when it comes to economic growth. By collecting more data of a better quality, we can better see if our efforts actually work, if enough children come to school, and if nature areas are effectively protected etc.

But it is not an easy task. It requires us to rethink and recognize the challenges that sometimes prevent us from working together. Society's sustainable efforts must be coordinated, disseminated, developed and monitored.

The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative.


Here are a few indicators for this goal that it is possible to measure today. In the near future, Statistics Greenland will publish an SDG 2030 subpage for with various available statistics relevant to the work on the SDG 2030 agenda.

Percentage of people who have access to the internet 2018
Source: Digitaliseringsstyrelsens Borgere og IT rapport

88 %

Global indicator (17.8.1) Proportion of individuals using the Internet


Every day, people are taking action to make sure this Global Goals is met. See what’s been going on below.

The targets

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these nineteen targets to create action for partnerships for the goals.

Target 17.1 – Mobilize Resources to Improve Domestic Revenue Collection

Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.

Target 17.2 – Implement All Development Assistance Commitments

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.

Target 17.3 – Mobilize Financial Resources for Developing Countries

Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.

Target 17.4 – Assist Developing Countries in Attaining Debt Sustainability

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.

Target 17.5 – Invest in Least Developed Countries

Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries.

Target 17.6 – Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation for Access to Science, Technology and Innovation

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.

Target 17.7 – Promote Sustainable Technologies to Developing Countries

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.

Target 17.8 – Strengthen the Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity for Least Developed Countries

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.

Target 17.9 – Enhance SDG Capacity in Developing Countries

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.

Target 17.10 – Promote a Universal Trading System under the WTO

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.

Target 17.11 – Increase the Exports of Developing Countries

Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.

Target 17.12 – Remove Trade Barriers for Least Developed Countries

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.

Target 17.13 – Enhance Global Macroeconomic Stability

Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.

Target 17.14 – Enhance Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

Target 17.15 – Respect National Leadership to Implement Policies for the Sustainable Development Goals

Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

Target 17.16 – Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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.

Target 17.17 – Encourage Effective Partnerships

Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Target 17.18 – Enhance Availability of Reliable Data

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.

Target 17.19 – Further Develop Measurements of Progress

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.