The SDGs can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. While official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent between 2000 and 2014, humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.
The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development.
The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports, is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open, and benefits all.
Goals in action
The UNDP and European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In Ukraine, this cooperation will materialize through a Technical Assistance Agreement, as UNDP will establish a regional Technical Coordination Unit and four decentralized UNDP Technical Assistance Units in the Donbas as well as in Kharkiv, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia, whose infrastructure is under heavy pressure from the IDP influx and other disruptions caused by the conflict. MORE >
The Government of Japan provides USD 13.64 million to support people and communities affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine
The Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. MORE >
The United Nations Development Programme is procuring medicines not only for Ukraine, but now also for neighboring Moldova. Procurement through UNDP allowed a Ukrainian manufacturer to reach a new market: anti-TB medicines Ethambutol and Isoniazid produced by Ukrainian company “Yuria-Pharm” were procured as part of a national program of the Republic of Moldova on TB counteraction. MORE >