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17 Sustainable Development Goals 17 Partnerships

Publication Year: 2015 Publisher: Division for Sustainable Development DESA

Background

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals was held during three historic days in New York, 25-27 September 2015. In the lead-up to the Summit, the UN Secretariat, through its Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA-DSD), launched Partnerships for SDGs – an online platform to spur partnerships engagement in support of the sustainable development goals.

Born out of the Rio+20 Conference through paragraph 283 of the Future We Want outcome document, the platform has been revitalized in preparation for the 2030 Agenda, with the 17 sustainable development goals at its core. To date, the platform contains nearly 1,800 partnerships and initiatives promoting sustainable development. Beginning in early September 2015 and through the Summit, over 40 initiatives aiming to support the newly adopted sustainable development goals were registered. This compilation provides a summary of 17 initiatives – one for each of the goals. The full list with further details is available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnerships/unsummit2015