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International Partnerships

Sustainable Development Goals

The EU as a leading global partner for the SDGs

Through its international partnerships, the EU pursues progress towards the relevant SDGs together with EU priorities - from design to implementation and reporting. The EU and its Member States are the leading donors of official development assistance (ODA) globally.

In 2022, they collectively provided €92.8 billion (based on preliminary OECD figures), which accounts for 43% of global assistance.

Since December 2021, the EU is rolling out Global Gateway, its strategy for sustainable investments in infrastructure globally. Global Gateway will directly contribute to progress on a range of interlinked SDGs, notably through investment in transport, energy and digitalisation infrastructure, as well as health and education.

The EU Voluntary Review: delivering on the SDGs

The first-ever EU Voluntary Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda (EUVR) shows how the Commission’s priorities, such as the European Green Deal, help drive at home and globally the transformations necessary to deliver on the SDGs, while leaving no one behind. These priorities are interconnected with the five Ps – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership - of the preamble of the 2030 Agenda.