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

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Cross-Cultural Solutions

1995 Pasadena CA USA G

CSSI Community



1998 New Malden UK G

CUAMM - Medici con l'Africa

1950 Padua Italy G

Cultural Survival

1972 Cambridge MA USA G

Culture et Liberté

1970 Paris France G

Culturelink - the Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development

1989 Zagreb Croatia F

Cuso International

1961 Ottawa ON Canada G

Cyprus Centre for European and International Affairs

Nicosia Cyprus G

D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation

D-8 1997 Istanbul Turkey D g

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

DHF 1962 Uppsala Sweden F f

Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid

DDSLA 1944 Bellmore NY USA N

Danish Association for Nordic Collaboration

1919 Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Atlantic Treaty Association

DATA 1950 Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Coalition for North/South Cooperation

Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Foreign Policy Society

1946 Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation

LO/FTF Council 1987 Copenhagen Denmark G t

Danubiana Network

Budapest Hungary F


2003 Madrid Spain F

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

1964 Los Altos CA USA G f

Dayemi Complex Bangladesh

DCB 1969 Dhaka Bangladesh G

Déclaration des Principes de la Coopération Culturelle Internationale

1966 T g

Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries

1996 T g

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Defend International

DI 2007 Kolbotn Norway F

Délégation catholique pour la coopération

DCC 1967 Paris France G v

DEMAS - Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

2008 Prague Czech Rep G y

Dementia Alliance International

DAI 2014 Ankeny IA USA C

Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

DiEM25 Brussels Belgium E v

Department for International Development Cooperation

Helsinki Finland G fg

Deutsche Ärztegemeinschaft für Humanitäre Zusammenarbeit

DÄZ 1951 Berlin Germany G

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik

DGAP 1955 Berlin Germany G v

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

GIZ 2011 Bonn Germany G g

Deutsche Stiftung für UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe

DSUF 1980 Bonn Germany G f

Deutsches Orient-Institut

DOI 1960 Berlin Germany G j

Development and Humanitarian Learning in Action

Dahlia London UK J

Development Cooperation with the Third World

1975 Bergheim Austria G e

Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance

DeLoG 2006 Bonn Germany F g

Developmental Leadership Program

DLP 2009 Birmingham UK F

Dhaka Ahsania Mission

DAM 1958 Dhaka Bangladesh G


1966 Bromma Sweden G

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

1954 Berlin Germany G

Dialogue and Cooperation

1965 Paris France F v

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Education Africa Network

DEAN 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Dillon International

1972 Tulsa OK USA N

Dirección General de Cooperación con Africa, Asia y Europa Oriental

Madrid Spain G

Dirección General de Cooperación con Iberoamérica

1974 Madrid Spain G

Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

DGDC 1971 Brussels Belgium G g