The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals – Supported by GSNs
In September 2015 the international community met to endorse the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals can only be realized through action from stakeholders across all sectors, working together through collaborative, distributed, and dynamic Global Solution Networks (GSNs). These networks exist now, and their numbers are rapidly increasing. They are poised to make major contributions to implementing the SDGs.
Since 2013, the Global Solution Networks program has studied the emergence and impact of multi-stakeholder networks in solving global problems. We have found that there are 10 distinct types of GSNs, each with extraordinary power to bring about positive change for people and the planet. The table below aligns specific examples of leading Global Solution Networks with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.