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 Type III

World Emergency Relief

WER San Dimas CA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Federalist Movement

WFM 1946 New York NY USA F

World Federation of CdLS Support Groups

CdLS World 2001 J

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

WFM and UCW 1939 New Plymouth New Zealand B

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

World Fellowship of Buddhists

WFB 1950 Bangkok Thailand C Humanitarian Organizations

World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men

WesleyMen 2001 Lake Junaluska NC USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, IGOs

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K fg Funds, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization

WCCO 2009 Yangzhou China C y

World House, Bielefeld

1980 Bielefeld Germany G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G Humanitarian Organizations

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F Humanitarian Organizations

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Hatfield UK F

World Jewish Relief

WJR 1933 London UK F f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B Humanitarian Organizations

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B Humanitarian Organizations

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World ORT

WO 1880 London UK C Humanitarian Organizations

World Partners

1969 Fort Wayne IN USA N

World Partners

Virginia Beach VA USA G

World Peace Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v Humanitarian Organizations

World Relief Canada

WRCanada 1944 Markham ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

World SHARE

1946 Doncaster UK G

World Solidarity

WS 1971 Brussels Belgium G f Funds, Funds

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F gf Funds, IGOs

World Union for Progressive Judaism

WUPJ 1926 Jerusalem Israel C v

World Unitors Organization

WUO Abomey-Calavi Benin J

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Paris France B Humanitarian Organizations, Alumni and Veterans, Human Rights Organizations

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B Humanitarian Organizations

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs

WeCAN Singapore Singapore N

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

WINGS 1998 Sao Paulo Brazil F y International Federations

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Partners

WP 1938 Denver CO USA N

WORLDWISE

1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

Xavier Network of European Jesuit Development NGOs

2003 Madrid Spain G y International Federations

YMCA Global Community Center

GCC Hiroshima Japan G Institutes

Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges

YOKE 1981 Yokohama Japan G

Young Global Leadership Foundation

YGLF 2005 New York NY USA G

Youth of the Third World

1988 Madrid Spain G

Youth RISE

2006 London UK F

Youth with a Mission

YWAM 1960 Harpenden UK F Humanitarian Organizations

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