Sustainable Development Goal #17: Partnerships for the Goals



This unveiling took place on May 19th at St Mary's Interparochial School. As a first for the Sustainable Development Goals campaign, this work of art is digitally rendered.


 This project is the seventeenth out of the 17 SDGs, and has become the third goal ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being.


Check out the Flickr photo album from the event.







  • Sponsor of the project:  St. Mary's Interparochial School
  • Artist(s): Isabelle Cress

Isabelle Cress is an illustrator, creative writer and graphic designer from Philadelphia, PA. he’s currently a graphic designer for the Museum of American Revolution while also freelancing in both the illustration and design fields. Her illustrations revolve around fantasical themes of storytelling, specifically supernatural, spiritual, and mythological. 

Read her full biography here!

  • Grantee: St. Mary's Interparochial School  
  • Location of the painting: St. Mary's Interparochial School (500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)


Media coverage from the event: 


The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.

A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade. Yet, aid levels are falling and donor countries have not lived up to their pledge to ramp up development finance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply, by 3 per cent, in 2020, experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression.

Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Source: United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, SDG#17 Partnerships for the Goals.