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Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A Publication by the GUNi Group of Experts in SDGs and Higher Education

The 2030 Agenda requires effective collaborations between all stakeholders in order to achieve the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Only through close collaboration can there be any possibility of finding global solutions to the world’s current and future challenges. Partnerships are included in the five dimensions of the 2030 Agenda, the so-called “5 P’s”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.  Partnerships englobe the whole Agenda and are called upon as the essential tool for its advancement and accomplishment.

The publication 'Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)' intends to offer a first approach to Sustainable Development Goal 17: “Partnerships for the Goals”. It includes the perspectives and views of different networks, organisations, geographical regions and working cultures on what “partnership” means, and how work should be done to implement SDG 17. This collection of articles offers a glimpse at different ways to embark upon SDG 17 and the 2030 Agenda and provides examples and recommendations for higher education stakeholders, policymakers and international organisations and networks.




  • Sharing and Building on Expertise for the Goals: GUNi’s Group of Experts in SDGs and Higher Education


  • SDG17 and a Subnational Cooperation Agency, the ACCD by Carme Gual
  • European University Association (EUA) – Universities as Partners for Sustainable Development by Thomas Jørgensen
  • SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals: A View from Inside Africa’s Higher Education Institutions by Akpezi Ogbuigwe
  • Building Successful Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific by Mahesti Okitasari, Bharat Dahiya and Kazuhiko Takemoto
  • The 2030 Agenda and the “Paradox of the Hamster Wheel” by Arnau Queralt
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals by Charles W. Richardson
  • Alliance of Networks for the Environmental Sustainability of Higher Education Institutions in Ibero-America by Orlando Sáenz
  • Partnering with Higher Education Institutions for SDG 17: The Role of Higher Education in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships by Rajesh Tandon and Kaustuv Chakrabarty


  • Building and Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships: Highlights from the Report



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