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


1966 Sundbyberg Sweden G Humanitarian Organizations

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

1954 Berlin Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Dialogue and Cooperation

1965 Paris France F v

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Dillon International

1972 Tulsa OK USA N Humanitarian Organizations

Diplo Foundation

2002 Msida Malta G f Foundations

Dirección General de Cooperación con Iberoamérica

1974 Madrid Spain G Institutes

Direct Aid International

1981 Kuwait Kuwait F f Humanitarian Organizations

Direct Aid International

1999 Northfield VT USA N Humanitarian Organizations

Direct Relief

DR 1948 Santa Barbara CA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

DGDC 1971 Brussels Belgium G g IGOs

Disability Rights International

DRI 1993 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Disabled Peoples' International

DPI 1981 Kanata ON Canada B Human Rights Organizations

Doctor To Doctor

1990 Berkeley CA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Doctors Without Borders

1971 Geneva Switzerland F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Dutch Centre for International Cooperation

DutchCulture 1995 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Dutch Refugee Council

1979 Amsterdam Netherlands G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Earth Law Center

2008 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Earth Partners Foundation

2009 G f Foundations

Earth Share

Bethesda MD USA G

East Africa Consortium International

EACI 1993 Mogadishu Somalia G Humanitarian Organizations

East African Cooperation Treaty

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

East African School on Refugee and Humanitarian Affairs

EASRHA 1999 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR G Humanitarian Organizations, Institutes

East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights

ECAAIR 2003 Fredericton NB Canada G Human Rights Organizations

East Asian Institute, Singapore

EAI 1997 Singapore Singapore G j Institutes

East-European Solidarity Committee

1976 Paris France G

East-West-Network Europe

EWNE Welver Germany F

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G Human Rights Organizations

Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization

EAPCCO 1998 J g IGOs

Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women

EASSI 1996 Kampala Uganda F

Eastern African Support Unit for NGOs

EASUN 1993 Arusha Tanzania UR G Human Rights Organizations

Eastern Partnership

2009 E g IGOs

ECA Watch

F y International Federations

Échanges et Partenariats

E and P 2003 Paris France G

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ECO-CCI 1989 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep E g IGOs

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Washington DC USA F

Ecologists Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action

ECOLOGIA 1989 Middlebury VT USA G

Economic Cooperation Organization

ECO 1985 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Economic Cooperation Organization Trade and Development Bank

ETDB 1995 Istanbul Turkey F g Banks, IGOs

ECTI - Professionnels Seniors Bénévoles

1974 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Ecumenical Alliance for Human Rights and Development

EAHRD G Human Rights Organizations

Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean

EPICA 1968 Washington DC USA G

Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation

EPIC Allenspark CO USA N

Edinburgh Europa Institute

1968 Edinburgh UK G j Institutes


2011 Brussels Belgium B g Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

Eduardo Frei Stichting

1990 The Hague Netherlands G f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Education and Solidarity Network

2009 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern Europe

ERI SEE Zagreb Croatia E g IGOs