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Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goal


The goal emphasizes the significance of global collaboration and partnerships in achieving the other 16 SDGs, specifically focusing on strengthening implementation methods and revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

SDG 17's objectives comprise the following:

  • Strengthen domestic resource mobilization to increase domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection, notably through international assistance to underdeveloped nations.
  • Developed nations should fulfill their obligations to provide official development aid (ODA/GNI) to poor nations at a rate of 0.7% of gross national income, with 0.15% to 0.20% going to the least developed nations.
  • Raise further funding for developing nations from a variety of sources.
  • Help developing nations achieve long-term debt sustainability by implementing coordinated policies that support debt financing, relief, and restructuring as necessary. You should also handle the external debt of very indebted poor nations to lessen their financial misery.
  • Establish and put into effect policies that encourage investment in least developed countries.
  • Enhance knowledge-sharing and promote regional and international cooperation on science, technology, and innovation, enhancing coordination among current mechanisms.
  • Promote the development, transfer, and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies to developing countries on mutually agreed terms. SDG 17 emphasizes on global partnership involving governments, civil society, the private sector, and international organizations to mobilize resources, share knowledge, and tackle global challenges, aiming to create a more inclusive and cooperative global framework for sustainable development.

Major Activities conducted/ policies implemented by UPES:

  • cross-institutional synergies are fostered through active collaboration with 200+ academic and research institutions.
  • MOUs with 1000 NGOs for Srijan Social internships of first-year students, engage in work internships with social sector organizations, to make them aware of social issues in India and develop empathy and leadership skills.

    − 3090 students underwent social internship at approx. 770 NGOs in 2022-23.

    − Till date approx. 9100 students have participated and contributed approx. 25.22 crores manhours.

  • Smart Class Program in Collaboration with Lotus Petal Foundation (LPF)

    − state-of-the-art digital learning initiative, aimed to revolutionize the way key competencies of Literacy.

    − Equipped with interactive multimedia content, and engaging teaching aids, Smartclass brings the world into the classrooms, making learning an immersive and enjoyable experience.

    − progress monitoring of the program, which includes supervising the functionality of the hardware for smart class, having reflective discussions with students, collaborating with stakeholders at school level as well as monitoring of the lesson plans.

    − Smart Class Program – Literacy support to Government High School Upper Kandoli

    − 22 students of Grade 8th benefited.

  • Solar Lamp Distribution in collaboration with American society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE);

    − 50 families were supported

  • The Sustainability cluster, School of Engineering organizes an international conference and sustainability fair each year to explore innovative approaches, emerging technologies, and collaborative strategies to address global community challenges.

    − Details of Conference organized in 2023 is also available at

17.2 - Relationships with NGOs, Regional and National Government

17.2.1 - Direct involvement in national government SDG policy development
17.2.2 - Initiating and participating in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs
17.2.3 - Participating in international collaboration on gathering or measuring data for the SDGs
17.2.4 - Reviewing comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDGs
17.2.5 - Collaboration with NGOs and/or businesses to tackle the SDGs

17.3 - Sustainability report

17.3.1 - No Poverty
17.3.2 - Zero Hunger
17.3.3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
17.3.4 - Quality Education
17.3.5 - Gender Equality
17.3.6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
17.3.7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
17.3.8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
17.3.9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
17.3.10 - Reduced Inequalities
17.3.11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
17.3.12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
17.3.13 - Climate Action
17.3.14 - Life Below Water
17.3.15 - Life on Land
17.3.16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17.3.17 - Partnership for the Goals

17.4 - Education for the SDG's

17.4.1 - Commitment to meaningful education around the SDGs across the university
17.4.2 - Education for SDGs in the wider community
17.4.3 - Education for SDGs: specific courses on sustainability