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.