Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal

Goal 17 is about revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda is universal and calls for action by all countries – developed and developing – to ensure no one is left behind. It requires partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

The Sustainable Development Goals can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation to ensure no one is left behind in our journey to development.

However, not all countries are setting off from the same start line, and low and middle income countries are facing a tidal wave of debt which they are treading water.

Developing countries are grappling with an unprecedented rise in external debt levels following the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by challenges such as record inflation, escalating interest rates, competing priorities and constrained fiscal capacity, underscoring the urgent need for debt relief and financial assistance.

While official development assistance (ODA) flows continue to reach record peaks, the increase in 2022 is primarily attributed to spending on refugees in donor countries and aid to Ukraine.

To be successful, everyone will need to mobilize both existing and additional resources, and developed countries will need to fulfill their official development assistance commitments.

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

Agreement Concerning the Legal Status and Privileges of International Specialized Organizations for Economic Cooperation

1966 T g

Agreement Concluded between the Governments of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the OAS General Secretariat Relative to an Extension for the Technical Cooperation for Execution of the Integral Development Plan for the Border Region Shared by the Three Countries

Trifinio plan 1994 T g

Agreement for Cooperation and Consultation between the Central African States for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g

Agreement for Cooperation in a Plan of Comprehensive Rural Development in Latin America

1966 T g

Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances

Bonn Agreement 1983 London UK F gy

Agreement on Collaboration in the Development and Exploitation of the Gas Centrifuge Process for Producing Enriched Uranium

1970 T g

Agreement on Cooperation among Air Traffic Companies

1965 T g

Agreement on Cooperation among Maritime Trade Shipping Organizations

1971 T g

Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin

1995 T g

Agreement on Cooperation in Astrophysics

1979 T g

Agreement on cooperation in education

T g

Agreement on Cooperation in Monetary, Economic and Financial Matters

1960 T g

Agreement on Cooperation in the Technical Supervision and the Classification of Ships

1961 T g

Agreement on Cross-border Cooperation

Schengen III agreement 2005 T g

Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation

1970 T g

Agreement on Governmental Supervision of the Operation of the Aeroplanes Involved under Technical Cooperation Agreements between Air France, Lufthansa and Sabena

1976 T g

Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the South-East Pacific by Hydrocarbons or other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1981 T g

Agreement on Scientific Cooperation in the Field of Organizational Control, Cybernetics and Operational Research

1972 T g

Agreement on Transboundary Cooperation with a View to Preventing or Limiting Harmful Effects for Human Beings, Property or the Environment in the Event of Accidents

1989 T g

Agreement Regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance among National Customs Directorates

1981 T g

Agreement Regarding Cooperation in the Field of Civil Aviation

1951 T g

Agreement Relating to Economic Cooperation

1952 T g

Agreement Relating to Governmental Supervision of Airworthiness, Operation and Maintenance of Aeroplanes Involved under the Technical Cooperation Agreements between KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA

1972 T g

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Aid to Children Without Parents

ACWP 1988 San Jose CA USA N v

Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times Ministries

ASSIST Ministries 1988 Lake Forest CA USA N

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide de Saint-André au Tiers-monde

1969 Bruges Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G

Aide médicale internationale à l'enfance

L'AMIE 1969 Sainte-Foy QC Canada G

Aide odontologique internationale

AOI 1983 Montrouge France G

Aides sans frontières, Belgium

Lavacherie Belgium N

Aides sans frontières, Benin

Djougou Benin G

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA 2002 Windhoek Namibia J y

Aim for Human Rights

1981 Utrecht Netherlands G

AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Serv International

1984 Warrenton VA USA G

AJC Transatlantic Institute

TAI 2004 Brussels Belgium G j

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Aktion Afrika Hilfe

AAH 1996 Munich Germany G

Aktion Eine Welt

AEW 1973 Karlsruhe Germany G

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

ACGC Edmonton AB Canada G


Bilbao Spain G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

Alianza Eurolatinoamericana de Cooperación entre Ciudades

AL-LAs 2013 Mexico City Mexico C


1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

All We Can

1946 London UK G f

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y