Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal

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.

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

Academic Cooperation Association

ACA 1993 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Academy of International Business

AIB 1959 East Lansing MI USA F v

Access International

1998 Collonge-Belle-Rive Switzerland N

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Accountable Now

2008 Berlin Germany F y International Federations


1961 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations


2007 Jerusalem Israel N Humanitarian Organizations

ACORD - Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development

1974 Nairobi Kenya D y International Federations

ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Cotonou agreement 2000 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

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

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G

Acting for Life

1973 Le Bourget France G Humanitarian Organizations

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F Humanitarian Organizations

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G Humanitarian Organizations

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

AAPDMAC Cyangugu Rwanda G Human Rights Organizations

Action Five Percent for Development Aid

Action Five 1977 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Diversity

A SEED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v Human Rights Organizations

Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific

ASAP 1990 Broadway Australia G


1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f Human Rights Organizations, Humanitarian Organizations

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 Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

ADA Microfinance

Luxembourg Luxembourg G

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

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

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

1995 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

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

1991 Paris France F g IGOs

Adriatic and Ionian Initiative

AII Ancona Italy F g IGOs

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

ABCG 2000 Washington DC USA G y International Federations

Africa Foundation

1997 Pointe Noire Congo Brazzaville G fy Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations, Foundations

Africa Groups of Sweden

AGS 1970 Stockholm Sweden G

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Partnership Forum

APF 2003 E gy International Federations, IGOs

Africa Platform

ACP 2010 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

ASTF 2013 Accra Ghana F g Funds, IGOs

African Accreditation Cooperation

AFRAC 2010 Pretoria South Africa E y International Federations

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G Humanitarian Organizations

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Digital Library Support Network

ADLSN Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation

1977 Cotonou Benin F gf Funds, IGOs

African Humanitarian Aid and Development Agency

AHADA Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G Human Rights Organizations

African Legal Support Facility

ALSF 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F gy International Federations, IGOs

African Network for Support to Women Entrepreneurs

ANSWE 1994 Dakar Senegal F

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G Humanitarian Organizations

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G Human Rights Organizations