Countdown started – SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

RIO+SDG17

The universal Post-2015 development agenda which reaffirms the Future we Want framework, adopted at the Rio+20 Conference, reflects the real complexity of our interconnected world. To implement this ambitious plan of 17 goals and 169 targets, to be achieved by all countries until 2030, not only political will and real commitment are required, but also strong and sustainable partnerships. An inclusive approach will be necessary to implement effective follow-up and review mechanisms on the progress of the Post-2015 Agenda, which means that all countries and populations will be asked to participate in the creation of national SDG agendas and monitoring tools. Therefore, SDG 17 aims to “strengthen the means of implementation (MoIs) and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”.

To make sustainable development truly global, SDG 17 carries the key contribution of discussing the Means of Implementation (MoIs):

  • Financial instruments:

Finance – including innovative international resources, domestic revenues and the commitment of developed countries to spend 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) on Official Development Assistance (ODA). Further, the Third International Conference on Financing Development has recently discussed the importance of adopting an agreement on financial mechanisms for the Post-2015 Agenda, concluding in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), pointing the way to the mobilization of the resources, technologies, and partnerships which will be needed to realize the development milestones due to be agreed this year.

  • Non-financial instruments:

Technology – emphasizing the importance of increased South-South-Cooperation to promote access to science, technology and innovation within developing countries, especially as regards to environmentally sound technologies

Multi-stakeholder partnerships – encouraging public-private and civil society partnerships and dialogue to empower people, and get them actively engaged in the Post-2015 Agenda to articulate citizens’ priorities to their national governments.

Data, monitoring and accountability – focusing on the need to empower countries’ databases and national monitoring indicators. The RIO+ Centre, in collaboration with the Brazilian Government, helped convene South American statistics agencies to strengthen the SDG indicators debate, laying the groundwork for their local and regional delivery.

See this interesting discussion on integrated and inclusive follow-up and review ofnatural resources. Get to know all the SDGs on www.globalgoals.org and spread the word!

 

11 Comments on “Countdown started – SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

  1. It is interesting that we are the first to comment since this Post on 9 September. We are concerned that AAAA and SDG is each Vision and Words without Action; that AAAA did not answer How questions yet it is the Pillar of SDG MoI. We are more concerned that UNSDS has been scheduled to seek answer to SDG How questions in 6 interactive dialogues that would then feed into SDG that would be endorsed by World Leaders 28 – 30 September.

    Is is realistic to expect that answer to SDG How questions that were not found in 9 months can be found in 3 days? Can SDG endorsed based on forced or failed answer to How questions succeed on sustainable basis? Why the RUSH to endorse SDG that is Vision and Words without Action and that put cart before horse?

    Is it not in Global Interest to kick start fair answer to SDG How questions with UNSDS and continue the Global Dialogue in ways that establish effective Link between each Community in each of 193 Member States and UN Headquarters to arrive at fair answer to SDG How questions that World Leaders can now endorse November or December 2015?

    Is achieving increasing convergence between WCSD Vision intention and reality not dependent on effectively addressing all points raised in Twitter Advocacy #DPINGO, #post2015, #speakerconf?

    Can inequality and other issues of importance to WCSD be effectively addressed when UN Entities including UNSDN are not serious and not sincere in addressing “For Inclusion. For Equality. ForPeople. 2015 – Time for Global Action” campaign issues as evidenced by UNSDN refusal to publish our Post simply because it is too blisteringly truthful? Will you also do the same by blocking this Post? or take corrective steps by getting UNSDN and relevant UN Family Organization authorities to do the Right Thing and on time?

    God Bless UN Family Organization.

    God Bless our World.

    Lanre Rotimi
    Director General
    International Society for Poverty Elimination /
    Economic Alliance Group

    • The concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was proposed for the first time during the Rio+20 Conference in 2012. After months of global consultations and negotiations the SDGs, or global goals, were framed and intended to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This work was undertaken and finalized at the end of the MDGs and in combination with the General Assembly which was the optimal time for presentation and adoption of the SDGs. This brings continuity for long term development and guidance to our Sustainable Development for the next 15 years. We recognize that as in any human enterprise nothing is perfect, especially on a global scale, but the SDGs do provide a clear direction for future development. In countries, landing the SDGs will be more aligned with national priorities and that gives flexibility to countries to act. In terms of implementation, even if the AAAA was perfect, SDGs implementation would still require strong political commitment from both government and people. This ongoing dialogue and consultation should continue to help countries implement the SDGs. Your organization can play a key role.

      • Dear Team,

        Thank you for welcoming our ideas. We agree that in any human enterprise nothing is perfect, especially on a Global Scale; that AAAA and SDG do provide a clear direction for the future; that landing the AAAA and SDG will be more aligned to 193 Member States priorities and that this gives flexibility to each of the 193 Member States to ACT.

        Yes, AAAA and SDG have made Giant Strides. But if errors are not corrected on time mistakes in the AAAA and SDG Processes will be repeated in COP21 Process. Allowed to occur AAAA, SDG and COP21 Outcome Document will each be Vision and Words without ACTION and this will seriously undermine work towards achieving Global Goals by its 2030 Target date.

        Today is World End Poverty Day and present fresh opportunity to take stock of reality of Hunger and Poverty situation in each of the 193 UN Member States and decide to face new direction and adopt new priorities so that Dream of End World Poverty can become reality by 2030 Global Goals Target date.

        Today, UNGA needs to consider shifting away from Talking and Thinking and shifting to Action and Accomplishment; shift away from working HARDER doing the same old things in the same old ways and getting the same old results and shift to working SMARTer doing new things in new ways and getting new results.

        Today, should UNGA decide that Transformational Change should become reality in each of the 193 Member States, 2015 World End Poverty Day could mark Turning Point in the work to make Dream of World without Hunger and Poverty a Reality in 193 Member States in the next 15 years.

        Today, should UNGA, 193 Member States and Partners – National and International decide to convert AAAA, and SDG into Vision and Words with ACTION and embark on Roadmap to Paris that deliver COP21 Outcome Document that is Vision and Words with ACTION, the probability of achieving Global Goals by 2030 Target date in each of the 193 Member States will be very high.

        To achieve this, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document (when endorsed by World Leaders in December 2015), Agenda 21 How questions need to be answered without delay. Can this be done without UNGA addressing all points raised in these Blog Articles:-
        http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/09/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and.html

        http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/09/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_28.html

        http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and.html

        What is WCSD, Rio + Center willing and able to contribute towards getting World Leaders to respond to these points? Do you agree that One Day delay in responding to these points by World Leaders is One Day too long?

        God Bless UN Family Organization.

        God Bless our World.

        Best wishes,

        Lanre Rotimi
        Director General
        International Society for Poverty Elimination /
        Economic Alliance Group

  2. Leading to UNSDS focusing on answer to SDG How questions starting tomorrow, there are so many fundamental issues to be addressed, it is not possible to arrive at fair answer to SDG How questions. Global Policy Watch in its latest Report Partnership Funding withing the UN System raise many interesting points that coincide with our position on this matter.

    Please find link to ISPE / EAG Policy Briefing #8 in which we have called on World Leaders to postpone endorsement of SDG by 3 months to allow for fair answer to SDG How questions through Global Dialogue leading to adoption of SDG that is Vision and Words with Action by November or December 2015.
    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/09/final-push-to-achieve-mdgs-and-create_24.html

    The Blog include link to the Global Policy Watch Report.

    We have raised serious issues of serious business demanding the serious attention of WCSD, UN Family Organization including WBG and IMF, 194 Member States, CSOs’ and Partners.

    It is in Global Interest that endorsement of SDG is postponed to November or December 2015. The bright prospects of success could be squandered should World Leaders adopt SDG that is Vision and Words without Action based on forced or failed answer to SDG How questions..

    God Bless UN Family Organization.

    God Bless our World.

    Lanre Rotimi
    Director General
    International Society for Poverty Elimination /
    Economic Alliance Group

    • The timing of approving the SDGs should be linked to the SG assembly agenda. This timing takes advantage of having all world leaders together at the assembly. It is nearly impossible to have all world leaders meet twice a year and this meeting will be an opportunity to deal with logistics issues. The hard work of drafting this agenda has already been a long process, starting in March 2013 and finishing in August 2015. Presentation of the SDGs in connection with the SG assembly agenda will ensure the full participation of all interested parties. Furthermore, timely implementation does not prevent further discussions. Ongoing participation and contribution is encouraged and will help to make this agenda successful in 2030.

      • Dear Team,

        We are not arm chair critics. We are Global Citizens willing and able to support World Leaders to effectively deploy Whole of World Thinking towards the Sustainable Solutions to Whole of World problems on the ground in each of the 193 UN Member States and Non UN Member States in our World today.

        We fully appreciate the fact timing of the approval of the SDG took advantage of having World Leaders at the 70 UNGA. We also appreciate the hard work of drafting the Global Agenda through FfD and Post 2015 Development Processes that started in March 2013 and finished in August 2015.

        We accept that Giant Strides have been made. Our point is that much more remains to be done; that much more could have been achieved; that failure to correct errors in AAAA and SDG Processes would lead to repeating these errors in COP21 Process; that should gaps in AAAA, SDG and COP21 Outcome Document etc remain unfilled the probability of achieving Global Goals by 2030 Target date is low and that should this be the case the ultimate consequences for Citizens in each of the 193 UN Member States could be catastrophic.

        The GA Second Committee is currently reviewing its working arrangement to re-position itself for achieving greater success in the implementation and evaluation of AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, Agenda 21 etc in each Community in each Local Government in each of the 193 Member States.

        A Group that meets every Wednesday has been set up to undertake this Great Task. This Group is looking at how the GA Second Committee and Third Committee can align and harmonize their work for sustainable success. However, we have submitted that it is not just the GA Second Committee and Third Committee that should be involved in the implementation and evaluation of the Global Goals but all existing 6 Main Committees and all new 6 Main Committees we have suggested be established immediately.

        There is a need for WCSD and Rio + Center to create its own counterpart of the GA 12 Main Committees to better align and harmonize its own work to the work of the UNGA, 193 Member States and their Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global Partners.

        The work towards achieving increasing convergence between revised AAAA, revised SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, Agenda 21, FAO Conference on Hunger and Poverty Action Plan 1995 etc Vision Intention and Reality in each Community in each Local Government in each of the 193 Member States and Non Member States in our World today greatly depends on World Leaders correctly and timely deploying 10 Integrated Solutions – Political and Cultural, Economic and Financial, Social and Environmental, Peace and Security, Religious and Moral towards unlocking Integrated Resources – Influence, Science, Technology, Innovation, Arts, Funding, Manpower, Spiritual, Land and Water to deliver specific Global Goals Policy, Program, Project Interventions, 3PIs and 3PIs Training as One unique to the specific Location – Village to Global in each of the 193 Member States and Non Member States in our World today.

        Today, 2015 World End Poverty Day could present fresh opportunity to correctly identify all gaps, shortcomings, hindrances and drawbacks in AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 etc Processes and come up with practical and sustainable solutions for full implementation of all Action Agenda Items with effective monitoring and evaluation of same and in ways that ensure full participation of all interested and concerned parties.

        We agree that timely implementation does not prevent further discussions. The issue is without One Worldwide Approach as Recommended in Synthesis Report and without Common Communication Strategy wherein each interested and concerned party learn together and ACT accordingly; World Leaders and Partners on UN Family Organization (including WBG and IMF), 193 Member States, CSO, Banks, Private Sector, Family etc sides) will continue to dance around in underdevelopment – resulting in World problems on the ground in our World as is and not as any Powerful Stakeholder wish it to be getting Worse. Allowed to occur the ultimate consequences for Citizens in each of the 193 Member States, especially the over 4 billion poor could be catastrophic.

        What is WCSD, Rio + Center willing and able to contribute towards getting World Leaders to respond to these points? Do you agree that One Day delay in responding to these points by World Leaders is One Day too long?

        God Bless UN Family Organization.

        God Bless our World.

        Best wishes,

        Lanre Rotimi
        Director General
        International Society for Poverty Elimination /
        Economic Alliance Group

      • Dear Lanre Rotimi,

        Thank you for your comments and your valuable inputs! We agree that is important to fill the mentioned gaps.

        RIO+ Centre, as part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), advocates to speed up the process of development globally, including urgent actions by decision makers to tackle key development issues.
        As WCSD, we continously work with partners to improve development key issues through integrated approach and innovative initiatives that lead to sustainable development.

        Stay tuned and best regards,
        the RIO+ Centre team

  3. Dear Team,

    Thank you for welcoming our comments and agreeing with us that identified gaps need to be filled. And thank you for information on the work of RIO + Centre, WCSD and UNDP.

    Please give clear, frank and truthful response to the following specific questions:-

    1. Can you please tell us whose job it is to implement practical and sustainable solutions to AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, FAO Conference on Hunger and Poverty Action Plan, Synthesis Report, Data Revolution Report etc How questions?
    2. How can these Duty Bearers be persuaded and if necessary pressured to deliver on their statutory responsibility?
    3.Can and should RIO + Centre, WCSD and UNDP Advocacy not be effectively focused on constructively engaging these Duty Bearers to deliver on their statutory responsibility within AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document etc and on scheduled Global Goals 2030 Target date?
    4.How can the relevant UN Entities and Duty Bearers meaningfully support the implementation of good ideas and pertinent suggestions set out in the following Blog Posts?

    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_23.html

    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_18.html

    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_54.html

    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_15.html

    There is a need for World Leaders, UNO Entities Executives, UN Family Organization (including WBG, IEG-WBG and IMF) Entities Executives, 193 Member States Governments – Executive, Legislature and Judiciary at all levels in each Country regardless of the type of National Economy System – Capitalist, Socialist, Communist or any other System and their Partners from Village to Global levels to shift focus away from talking and thinking and shift focus towards action and accomplishment; shift away from intention and wishes and shift towards reality and substance, if the Global Goals are to be achieved in each of the 193 Member States and by the 2030 Target date.

    Each Day decision makers – relevant UN Entities: particularly UNGA, ECOSOC, HLPF, UNDESA, UNDP, UNESCO (that has specific responsibility for Education for Sustainable Development), WBG, IEG-WBG, IMF etc and Duty Bearers delay or deny urgent action required to operationalize in practice the good ideas and pertinent suggestions set out in these and related Papers, is One Day too late to start meaningfully addressing the misery and pain that is the daily lot of over 4 billion poor including elders, men, women, youth and children in both developed and developing countries – all 193 Member States that these UN Entities and decision makers claim to serve.

    We await cheering news.

    God Bless UN Family Organization.

    God Bless our World.

    Best wishes,

    Lanre Rotimi
    Director General
    International Society for Poverty Elimination /
    Economic Alliance Group

  4. Dear Team,

    As we await your response to last contribution, please find link to Blog Article with update.

    http://developmentchangechampions.blogspot.com.ng/2015/10/global-push-to-achieve-sdgs-vision-and_27.html

    It is a puzzle that relevant authorities keep looking for answer that has been presented to them.

    We await your response to serious issues of serious business demanding serious attention of World Leaders, UNDESA, RIO + Centre, WCSD, UNDP, UNESCO, EOSG, UNGA, ECOSOC, HLPF, 193 Member States, WBG, IEG-WBG, IMF we have consistently raised.

    God Bless UN Family Organization.

    God Bless our World.

    Best wishes,

    Lanre Rotimi
    Director General
    International Society for Poverty Elimination /
    Economic Alliance Group

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