The Goal of Partnerships

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.

Team Red Hawk (consisting of faculty, staff, and students) posing with Rocky the Red Hawk in a classroom.

Why Partnerships?

  • In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that aims to end poverty, tackle inequalities and combat climate change.
  • We need everyone to come together—governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector—to achieve the sustainable development goals.
  • We are all in this together. The Agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, is universal and calls for action by all countries, both developed countries and developing countries, to ensure no one is left behind.
Associate Professor Sarah Kelly posing with faculty members from CGUST in a classroom.

Our Partnerships

    • In May of 2019, Team Red Hawk (School of Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Exercise Science) presented on the importance of interprofessional communications at the 2019 IPEC Spring Institute. This conference is dedicated to building interprofessional educational programs that directly benefit the quality of education that is delivered to students.
    • In May of 2019, Associate Professor Sarah Kelly was invited to Chang Gung University of Science and Technology (CGUST) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. During her visit, she provided instructional seminars to undergraduate students and individual research consultations to faculty. Read more about her visit and how this partnership will benefit the faculty and students of Montclair State and Chang Gung University.