Sustainable Development Goal 17

Partnerships for the Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a shared, universal call-to-action for all countries to ensure that no one is left behind. Partnership is the foundation for success; collaboration and support between the private sector, governments at all levels, and civil society are essential to understand and act on development shortfalls.

Through our global network of research institutes, UNU is an active partner with academia, international agencies, government ministries, civil society, and the private sector. With expertise in every area of the SDGs, we work as a convener of development stakeholders. The Dresden Nexus Conference platform, for example, advances the SDGs by bringing actors together to apply an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to environmental resources management. And our research focusing on sustainable development governance contributes to near-term SDG implementation and long-term policy frameworks for sustainability.

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Guillaume Baggio


“Lack of water-related data, evidence, and understanding have a significant impact on policy-making for water-related SDGs. My work at UNU advocates for a rational and systematic approach to inform national governments and aims to help countries collaborate to produce critical evidence for achieving the SDGs”

Hiromi Masuda


“ Sustainability is key for local policies. I aim to contribute to the transformation of local cities and communities towards sustainable development. My work looks at localisation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, and tries to examine major challenges and how to achieve sustainability, solving local challenges.”

Diana Potjomkina


“In response to increased trade politicization, the European Union promotes civil society dialogue on trade and sustainable development issues. My research examines multi-stakeholder mechanisms in the EU's trade agreements, with a focus on how these mechanisms contribute to sustainable development, legitimacy and effectiveness of trade policies.”


Global and Regional Multistakeholder Institutions

GREMLIN examines the impact of multistakeholderism on global and regional governance. It compares two areas of global public goods provision where multistakeholderism has become a defining norm: trade and internet governance. It addresses the responses from both state-based and new actors to the evolution of global and regional governance.

Governance for Sustainable Development

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals can only be reached if they inspire effective efforts to achieve them. This project directly addresses the policymaking process needed to support the successful achievement of the SDGs.

Building up Efficient and Fair Tax Systems

This project analyses administrative tax data to provide knowledge for better policymaking and inclusive development in selected partner countries. By using administrative data for policy analysis and research this project offers extensive possibilities for supporting the development of well-performing tax systems and frontier data management capacity in developing countries.