Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal

Goal 17 is about revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda is universal and calls for action by all countries – developed and developing – to ensure no one is left behind. It requires partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

The Sustainable Development Goals can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation to ensure no one is left behind in our journey to development.

However, not all countries are setting off from the same start line, and low and middle income countries are facing a tidal wave of debt which they are treading water.

Developing countries are grappling with an unprecedented rise in external debt levels following the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by challenges such as record inflation, escalating interest rates, competing priorities and constrained fiscal capacity, underscoring the urgent need for debt relief and financial assistance.

While official development assistance (ODA) flows continue to reach record peaks, the increase in 2022 is primarily attributed to spending on refugees in donor countries and aid to Ukraine.

To be successful, everyone will need to mobilize both existing and additional resources, and developed countries will need to fulfill their official development assistance commitments.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

A Common Word Among the Youth

ACWAY Birmingham UK J

Academic Consortium for the 21st Century

AC21 2002 Nagoya Japan C

Academic Cooperation Association

ACA 1993 Brussels Belgium D y

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Academy of International Business

AIB 1959 East Lansing MI USA F v


2009 Geneva Switzerland F

Access International

1998 Collonge-Belle-Rive Switzerland N

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y

Accountable Now

2008 Berlin Germany F y


2007 Jerusalem Israel N

ACORD - Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development

1974 Nairobi Kenya D y

ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Cotonou agreement 2000 Brussels Belgium T g

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

Act Regarding Navigation and Economic Cooperation between the States of the Niger Basin

1963 T g


2015 Vienna Austria N

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G

Acting for Life

AFL 1973 Le Bourget France G

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Action d'appui pour la protection des droits des minorités en Afrique centrale

AAPDMAC Cyangugu Rwanda G

Action Five Percent for Development Aid

Action Five 1977 Bonn Germany G

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Diversity

A SEED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific

ASAP 1990 Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

ActionAid France - Peuples Solidaires

1975 Montreuil France G

Actions de Solidarité Internationale

ASI 1983 Paris France G

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

ALNAP 1997 London UK F y

ADA Microfinance

Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Additional Protocol to the EUROCONTROL International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation

1970 T g

Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

1995 Strasbourg France T g

Administrative Tribunal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

1991 Paris France F g

Adriatic and Ionian Initiative

AII 2000 Ancona Italy F g

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F

Africa Asia Scholars Global Network

AASGON 2010 Chatham UK G

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

ABCG 2000 Washington DC USA G y

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Foundation

1997 Johannesburg South Africa F fy

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute

ALLPI 1990 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj

Africa Partnership Forum

APF 2003 E gy

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

ASTF 2013 Accra Ghana F g

Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP 1987 Washington DC USA E g

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

AWIEF Cape Town South Africa F

Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform

ADEPT 2014 Brussels Belgium F

African Accreditation Cooperation

AFRAC 2010 Pretoria South Africa E y

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Fort Portal Uganda G

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D