Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals: South-South Cooperation and SDG 16Download this article in PDF format
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the global community with hope and fanfare in 2015 but, its progress and realisation have been dented. In 2020, all the stakeholders involved ought to devise strategies in order to achieve the ambitious goals by 2030. This paper will discuss the challenges towards the progress of the goals and will debate as to why South-South Cooperation (SSC) is a unique and distinctive means of implementation towards the same. The paper will also introduce the operationalisation of goal 16 dealing with peace, justice and strong institutions through the lens of India’s capacity building programmes under the rubric of the principles of SSC. The paper will deliberate on some of the inherent challenges associated with SSC and ways to tackle them. The paper will end with possible recommendations for reinvigorating the pace towards the achievement of SDGs.