All the Sustainable Development Goals are equally important
On November 18 we joined the Innovation Week celebration, organized by the Universidad de Antioquia [University of Antioquia], to exchange experiences and knowledge about the role of partnerships in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how COVID-19 has changed the scenario regarding international cooperation in the 2030 Agenda.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Context and Objective
The session ´Partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals´, was a space in which the different panelists shared their vision on SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) and stressed that it is vital to strengthen trust between actors, as well as evaluate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as a measure of sustainable development, given that it can be an obstacle for some countries to receive resources from international cooperation.
Javier Surasky, Governance Coordinator of Cepei, Florencia Iribarne, Executive Director of the América Solidaria Foundation, and Salvador Villaseñor, General Coordinator of Economic Development and Combat Inequality of Zapopan, Mexico, were invited to participate in the webinar.
The SDGs are the global roadmap to eradicate poverty, protect the environment and ensure prosperity to all. Surasky highlighted that “despite the social, economic and environmental impact that the pandemic caused, the 2030 Agenda will not change. Its work will be reflected in the coordination of response and recovery plans aligned to the SDGs “with which countries will work in partnerships and synergies to comply with the new call of the United Nations: “Recover better together”.
All the Sustainable Development Goals are equally important, however, when no partnerships are consolidated, we face a great obstacle in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the global level.
SDG 17 should be strengthened through multi-stakeholder cooperation, with a clear impulse and direction by the States, opening participatory processes and supporting the generation of capacities for non-state actors.
Data will allow us to know how countries can reduce the impact of the pandemic, and the direction in which their socioeconomic response and recovery plans should point to. Sharing information is essential.
“In the future, rather than promoting more partnerships, we should think on how to make them stronger. However, we have not yet managed to consolidate them efficiently, which is a serious obstacle to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.”