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Goal # 8: Global Partnership for Development

Target 12:Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system. Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction - both nationally and internationally

Target 13: Address the special needs of the least developed countries. Includes: tariff and quota-free access for least developed countries' exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction.

Target 14: Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)

Target 15: Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term.

Target 16: In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth.

Target 17: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.

Target 18: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications.

The last goal - global partnership for development - is about the means to achieve the first seven MDGs.

Many global environmental problems – climate change, loss of species diversity, and depletion of global fisheries - can be solved only through partnerships between rich and poor countries.
Human Development Report / 2003

Intergovernmental decisions have stronger and broader recognition and support by the public if Governments take views of the civil society and other stakeholders into account as early as possible in the policy-making decision process. UNEP places great importance on working closely with civil society and the major groups, trade unions, the private sector and the scientific sector in various capacities, to facilitate the process of improving their environmental performance and display greater responsibility towards society.

In addition, various divisions of UNEP collaborate with relevant partnerships to provide services that closely support MDG 8.

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See Also:
UNEP Partnership with Civil Society
Business & Industry Outreach
UNEP, Division of Policy Development and law (DPDL)
UNEP, Partnerships for Youth involvement
UNEP and Civil Society: A handbook: Natural Allies
Women and the environment/ WAVE meeting

UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)

UNEP, DTIE partnerships
UNEP, Division on Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
UNEP, Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles


UNEP, Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC)