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

Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

DGDC 1971 Brussels Belgium G g

Disability Rights International

DRI 1993 Washington DC USA G

Disabled Peoples' International

DPI 1981 Ottawa ON Canada B

Doctor To Doctor

1990 Berkeley CA USA G

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

DNDi 2003 Geneva Switzerland F

Dutch Centre for International Cooperation

DutchCulture 1995 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Dutch Refugee Council

1979 Amsterdam Netherlands G

E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism

2004 London UK G

Earth Charter International

ECI 2000 San José Costa Rica F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Law Center

2008 New York NY USA G

Earth Partners Foundation

2009 G f

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth Share

Bethesda MD USA G


2014 Mumbai India F

East Africa Consortium International

EACI 1993 Mogadishu Somalia G

East African Communications Organisation

EACO Kigali Rwanda D

East African Cooperation Treaty

1999 T g

East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights

ECAAIR 2003 Fredericton NB Canada G

East Asia Foundation

EAF 2004 Seoul Korea Rep N f

East Asian Institute, Singapore

EAI 1997 Singapore Singapore G j

East-West-Network Europe

EWNE Welver Germany F

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization

EAPCCO 1998 J g

Eastern African Support Unit for NGOs

EASUN 1993 Arusha Tanzania UR G

Eastern Partnership

2009 E g

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration

EROPA 1958 Quezon City Philippines D

ECA Watch

J y

Échanges et Partenariats

E and P 2003 Paris France G

ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ECO-CCI 1989 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep E gt

ECO Science Foundation

ECOSF 2011 Islamabad Pakistan E fg

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Oakton VA 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

Economic Cooperation Organization Trade and Development Bank

ETDB 1995 Istanbul Turkey F gt

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg Germany C

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


2011 Brussels Belgium B g

Eduardo Frei Foundation

1990 The Hague Netherlands G f

Education and Solidarity Network

2009 Brussels Belgium F y

Education Cannot Wait

ECW 2016 F f

Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern Europe

ERI SEE Zagreb Croatia E g


2013 Barcelona Spain G

Eesti Välispoliitika Instituut

EVI 2000 Tallinn Estonia G j

Egmont Institute

1947 Brussels Belgium G j

EIB Institute

2012 Luxembourg Luxembourg E gj


2012 Helsinki Finland F

El Taller International

1991 F