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


F y

Santé Sud

1984 Marseille France G

Sarvodaya International Trust

SIT 1995 Bangalore Karnataka India G

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

SCIC 1974 Regina SK Canada G y

SAVE International

1959 Mount Royal NJ USA G

Save the Children Denmark

1945 Copenhagen Denmark G

Save the Children Federation

SCF 1932 G

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y

Save the Children Norway

Redd Barna 1946 Oslo Norway G

Save the Children UK

SC UK 1919 London UK G f

Scalabrinian Secular Missionary Women

1961 Solothurn SO Switzerland R

School of International and Public Affairs, New York NY

SIPA 1946 New York NY USA G

School of International Relations, Los Angeles

SIR 1924 Los Angeles CA USA G

School of International Relations, Teheran

SIR 1889 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep G

School of International Studies, Delhi

1955 Delhi Delhi India G

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts

SEAMEO SPAFA 1985 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Mathematics

SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Yogyakarta Indonesia E g

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Science

SEAMEO QITEP in Science 2009 Bandung Indonesia E gv

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Educational Personnel in Language

SEAMEO QITEP in Language 2009 Jakarta Indonesia E g

Search for Common Ground in the Middle East

SCGME Washington DC USA G

Seattle to Brussels Network

S2B 2000 F y

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretaria de Cooperación Iberoamericana

SECIB Madrid Madrid Spain G g

Secretaria Permanente del Convenio Multilateral sobre Cooperación y Asistencia Mutua entre las Direcciones Nacionales de Aduanas de América Latina, España y Portugal

COMALEP 1981 Mexico City CDMX Mexico E g

Secretariado Internacional Cristiano de Solidaridad con América Latina 'Oscar A Romero'

SICSAL Milan MI Italy G

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

SBC Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Seed Savers Network

1986 Byron Bay NSW Australia N

Sensorial Handicap Cooperation

SHC 1986 Brussels Belgium G

Seoul Forum for International Affairs

Seoul Korea Rep G

SERVAS International

1949 Zurich ZH Switzerland F

Serve the City International

2005 F

Service chrétien d'appui à l'animation rurale

SECAAR 1994 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Service d'appui aux initiatives locales de développement

SAILD 1988 Yaoundé Cameroon F

Service d'entraide et de liaison

SEL 1980 Bagneux France G

Service de coopération au développement

SCD 1979 Lyon France E v

Service- og Tjenestebranchens Union i Norden

SUN Stockholm Sweden D

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SCO 1996 Beijing Beijing China E g

Share as Brothers

1961 Brussels Belgium G

Share International

1982 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Share the World's Resources

STWR 2003 London UK G


1973 Compiègne France G

Sharing Hands International


Sharing of Ministries Abroad

SOMA 1980 Merriott UK G

Shelter for Life

SFL 1979 Maple Grove MN USA G


2000 Truro UK G

Sigma Theta Tau International

1922 Indianapolis IN USA G


1925 Haarlem Netherlands G