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

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 Cannot Wait

ECW 2016 F f Humanitarian Organizations

Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern Europe

ERI SEE Zagreb Croatia E g IGOs


2013 Barcelona Spain G

Egmont Institute

1947 Brussels Belgium G j Institutes

EIB Institute

2012 Luxembourg Luxembourg E jg Institutes, IGOs

El Taller International

1991 F Human Rights Organizations

ELC International

ELCI 1975 Nairobi Kenya F y International Federations

Elliott School of International Affairs

1898 Washington DC USA G

Emergency Architects

2001 Amiens France G Humanitarian Organizations

Encompass World Partners

Atlanta GA USA G

Enfance et partage

1977 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Entraide médicale internationale

EMI 1972 Verson France G Humanitarian Organizations


1988 Barcelona Spain G

Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development

EPSD 1991 Brno Czech Rep F

EOTO World

2009 Malibu CA USA G Human Rights Organizations



Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f Humanitarian Organizations

Equip KIDS International

EKI 2001 Toronto ON Canada G Human Rights Organizations


Holsbybrunn Sweden G Human Rights Organizations

Essl Foundation

2007 Klosterneuburg Austria G f Foundations

Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

2000 Tallinn Estonia G j Institutes

Eu can aid

ECA 1968 Brussels Belgium F Humanitarian Organizations

EU-ASIA Centre

EAC 2011 Brussels Belgium E

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

1987 Brussels Belgium G

Eucor - The European Campus

Strasbourg France D

euPrevent / EMR Foundation

Heerlen Netherlands F f Foundations


Lomé Togo G

Eurasia Partnership Foundation

EPF 2007 Tbilisi Georgia F f Foundations


1958 Gronau Germany G

Euro Atlantic Partnership Council

EAPC 1991 Brussels Belgium C g NATO Bodies, IGOs

Euro-Arab Network of NGOs for Development and Integration

2001 Madrid Spain G

Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions

COOMET 1991 Moscow Russia D g IGOs

Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Unit

EADRU 1998 Brussels Belgium E g NATO Bodies, IGOs

Euro-Institut - Institut pour la coopération transfrontalière

1993 Kehl Germany G gj Institutes, IGOs

EURO-MED Centre, Catania

1997 Catania Italy G

Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Business Co-operation

MEDVALENCIA 1997 Valencia Spain N

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders

EMHRF 2003 Copenhagen Denmark F f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Euro-Mediterranean Network for Co-operation

Mediter 2011 Brussels Belgium F