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

Arab Organization for International Cooperation

AICO Giza Egypt J

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex Switzerland J

Arab Reform Initiative

ARI 2006 Paris France F y

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab-British Centre

1977 London UK G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer

ARGE ALP 1972 Innsbruck Austria E

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney NSW Australia G f

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Archivists without Borders International

AwB International 1998 F


Brussels Belgium F

Arco Latino

2002 Barcelona Spain F

Argentine Council for International Relations

CARI 1978 Buenos Aires Argentina G

Ariel Foundation International

AFI Geneva Switzerland F f


2015 E

Arko Cooperation

1967 Morokulien Sweden G g

Armenian General Benevolent Union

AGBU 1906 New York NY USA F v

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E

Artefact - Centre for Energy, Appropriate Technology and International Development Cooperation

Glücksburg Germany G

Arts in Society Research Network

2000 J

ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU 1980 Jerusalem Israel D

Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz

ACPP 1991 Madrid Spain G


1982 Holladay UT USA N

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management

AHA Centre 2011 Jakarta Indonesia E g


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Foundation

1997 Jakarta Indonesia F fg

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation

1995 T g

ASEAN Plus Three Cultural Cooperation Network


ASEAN-China Centre

ACC Beijing China E g

ASEAN-Korea Centre

AKC 2009 Seoul Korea Rep E g

ASEAN-ROK Film Cooperation Organisation

ARFO 2020 J

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Cooperation Dialogue

ACD 2002 Kuwait Kuwait F g

Asia Foundation

1954 San Francisco CA USA G

Asia New Zealand Foundation

1994 Wellington New Zealand G f

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation

APAC 2019 Sydney NSW Australia D y

Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation

APPFI Quezon City Philippines G

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition

APSOC 2005 Davao Philippines E y

Asia Pacific Solidarity Network

APSN Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Link

APWSL Colombo Sri Lanka F

Asia Region International Association of Cooperating Organizations

ARIACO 1994 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Securities Forum

ASF 1995 Tokyo Japan F

Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association

ASTSA 2006 D

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

ASSIST 2003 Makati Philippines F

Asia Wind Energy Association

2016 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Working Dog Support Association

AWDSA 1999 G

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding

APCEIU 2000 Seoul Korea Rep G

Asia-Pacific CEO Association


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APEC 1989 Singapore Singapore C gy