GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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


The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.

A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade. Yet, aid levels are falling and donor countries have not lived up to their pledge to ramp up development finance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply, by 3 per cent, in 2020, experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression.

Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN AI Actions

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Global Pulse (UN Global Pulse)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
United Nations Women (UNWomen)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


28 May 2019
14:00 - 15:00 CEST, Geneva
H.E. James Kwasi Thompson (Office of The Prime Minister - Grand Bahama), H.E. Khalil Amiri (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - Republic of Tunisia ), Hon. Jenfan Muswere (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology - Zimbabwe)
19 March 2021
15:00 - 16:00 CET, Geneva
Amir Banifatemi (XPRIZE), Bret Greenstein (Cognizant), Chaesub Lee (International Telecommunication Union (ITU))...
21 April 2021
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva
Joseph K. Hopkins (The IPRESTIGE Emerge Fund LLC), Lorenzo Niola (Hatch CoLab), Sasha Cahill (PX Pulse)...
29 October 2021
10:00 - 11:30 CEST, Geneva | 16:00-17:30 MYT, Kuala Lumpur
Bryan Chung (Fidelity Funding), Lorenzo Niola (Hatch CoLab), Syarina Hyzah Zakaria (Iris Capital)...
18 November 2021
14:00 - 15:30 CET, Geneva
Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology), Cristina Rea (MIT), Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria & South African Centre for AI Research)...
15 - 17 February 2022
09:00 - 15:00 CET, Geneva
Naomi Lee (The Lancet Journal), Ramesh Krishnamurthy (World Health Organization (WHO)​), ​​​​​​​​​​​​Sameer Pujari (World Health Organization (WHO))...
16 March 2022
10:00 - 15:45 CET, Geneva | 17:00-22:45 CST, Beijing | 05:00-10:45 EST, New York
Monique Kuglitsch (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute), Anaïs Couasnon (Vrije University Amsterdam), Pablo Salvador (University of Valladolid)...
30 March 2022
16:00 - 17:45 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-23:45 CST, Beijing | 10:00-11:45 EDT, New York
Ian F. Akyildiz (ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU-J FET)), Alessia Magliarditi (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Mérouane Debbah (Technology Innovation Institute (TII))
6 May 2022
14:00 - 15:30 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-09:30 EDT, New York | 20:00-21:30 CST, Beijing
Sławomir Stańczak (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute)
10 May 2022
14:00 - 15:30 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-09:30 EST, New York | 20:00-21:30 CST, Beijing
Francesc Wilhelmi (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)), Marco Miozzo (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)), Paolo Dini (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC))
12 May 2022
17:00 - 18:30 CEST, Geneva | 11:00-12:30 EDT, New York | 23:00-00:30 CST, Beijing
Pete Wurman (Sony AI America), Bryn Balcombe (Oxbotica)
17 May 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Eng Lim Goh (Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)), Nicola D’Ascenzo (University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei), Claudio Caimi (HPE Pointnext Italy )...
19 May 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Matteo Barbarino (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)), Cristina Rea (MIT), Jeff Schneider (Carnegie Mellon University)...
24 May 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EDT, New York | 7:00-8:30 PT, California
Beth Rudden (IBM Consulting), Christina Montgomery (IBM), Francesca Rossi (IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab)...
26 May 2022
14:00 - 16:30 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-10:30 EDT, New York | 20:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
Jennifer Woodard (Insikt Intelligence), Kepeng Li (Tencent), Lia DiBello (Applied Cognitive Sciences Labs Inc.)...
1 June 2022
16:30 - 17:40 CEST, Geneva | 10:30-11:40 EDT, New York | 22:30-23:40 CST, Beijing
Michele Polese (Northeastern University)
3 June 2022
16:45 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 10:45-12:00 EDT, New York | 22:45-00:00 CST, Beijing
Anamaria Meshkurti (FONGIT (Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique)), Stefan Germann, Crystal Rugege (Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Rwanda)...
15 June 2022
15:00 - 16:30 CEST Geneva | 21:00-22:30 CST, Beijing | 09:00-10:30 EST, New York