UN Sustainable Development Goals - 17. Partnerships for the goals


Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.


Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.

Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.

How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University
Maastricht University

Open Universiteit

Radboud University I

Radboud University II

Radboud University III

Tilburg University I

Tilburg University II

Tilburg University III

Universiteit van Amsterdam

University of Groningen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam I

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam II

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam III

Wageningen University & Research