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

Refugee Council of Australia

RCOA 1981 Glebe NSW Australia G

Refugee Education Sponsorship Program International

RESPECT International 2002 Winnipeg MB Canada G

Refugee Relief International

RRII 1982 Woodside CA USA G

Refugees International

RI 1979 Washington DC USA G

ReGeneration 2030


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g

Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean

ARCAL Agreement 1984 Vienna Austria F g

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia - Information Sharing Centre

ReCAAP ISC 2004 Singapore Singapore E g

Regional Cooperation Council

RCC 2008 Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina F gy

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g

Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Centre - Wider Caribbean

REMPEITC-Carib 1994 Willemstad Curaçao E g

Regional Secretariat for Parliamentary Cooperation in South-East Europe

RSPC SEE 1996 Sofia Bulgaria E g

Regions of Climate Action

R20 2010 Geneva Switzerland C g

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

Renovabis - Solidaritätsaktion der deutschen Katholiken mit den Menschen in Mittel- und Osteuropa

1993 Freising Germany G


1999 London UK G


Johannesburg South Africa D

Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation

INENCO 1989 St Petersburg Russia N

Research Centre on Development and International Relations

DIR 1982 Ålborg Denmark G

Réseau d'information Tiers-Monde des centres de documentation pour le développement

RITIMO 1985 Paris France G y

Réseau des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale Côte d'Ivoire

ROSI Côte d'Ivoire 2014 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Réseau des Plate-formes nationales d'ONG d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

REPAOC Dakar Senegal F

Réseau des Plateformes des ONG de l'Afrique Centrale


Réseau Entraide Solidarité Monde

RESM 1991 Montréal QC Canada G

Réseau pour l'Intégration des Femmes des Organisations Non Gouvernementales et Associations Africaines


Réseaux ferroviaires Européens Développement social et Solidarité dans les Gares

Gare Européenne et Solidarité Sofia Bulgaria F

Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses

2000 T g

Rhema International

RI 1974 Rochester MI USA N

Ricerca e Cooperazione

RC 1985 Rome Italy G

Right Livelihood Award Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right Sharing of World Resources

RSWR 1967 Richmond IN USA G

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation

Mexico City Mexico G f

RIPESS Europe - Economy Solidarity Europe

RIPESS Europe 2011 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg E y

Rise Against Hunger

1998 Raleigh NC USA G

Rivers of the World

ROW 1995 Dawsonville GA USA N

Riyad Convention on Cooperation in Civil, Commercial and Criminal Matters

1983 T g

Robert Schuman Foundation for Cooperation among Christian Democrats in Europe

RSF 1989 F f

Robert Schuman Institute for Europe

IRSE 1982 Scy-Chazelles France E jy

Root Capital

1999 Cambridge MA USA G

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation

1956 Tokyo Japan G f

Royal African Society

RAS 1901 London UK G v

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

1823 London UK E

Royal Institute of International Affairs

RIIA 1920 London UK G j

Royal Society for Asian Affairs

RSAA 1901 London UK G

Rural Investment Support for Europe Foundation

RISE Foundation 2006 Brussels Belgium F f

Russian Committee of Cooperation with Latin America

Moscow Russia G

Russian International Affairs Council

RIAC 2010 Moscow Russia G v