Sourced from the UN:
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.
Facts and Figures
- Official development assistance stood at $135.2 billion in 2014, the highest level ever recorded.
- 79 percent of imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free.
- The debt burden on developing countries remains stable at about 3 percent of export revenue.
- The number of Internet users in Africa almost doubled in the past four years.
- 30 percent of the world’s youth are digital natives, active online for at least five years
- But more four billion people do not use the Internet, and 90 percent of them are from the developing world.