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

Union Institute for Cooperation to Development

1990 Madrid Spain G j Institutes, Trade and Labour Unions

Union nationale des maisons familiales rurales d'éducation et d'orientation

UNMFREO 1942 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Black Sea Region NGOs

Istanbul Turkey J

Union of International Associations

UIA 1907 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

BSEC-URTA 2001 Istanbul Turkey D

Union Syndicale Fédérale of the European and International Public Services

1974 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

Unitarian Mission Cooperation Centre

Verona Italy G

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC 1939 Cambridge MA USA G Human Rights Organizations

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

United Families International

UFI 1978 Gilbert AZ USA F Humanitarian Organizations

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y International Federations

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G Humanitarian Organizations

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 160000

United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons

UN-ACT 2014 Bangkok Thailand E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

1968 New York NY USA K g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations

1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

UNFIP 1998 New York NY USA F gf United Nations Bodies, Funds, IGOs

United Nations Global Compact

2000 New York NY USA F y United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

United Nations Human Rights Council

2006 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Informal Regional Network of Non-Governmental Organizations

UN-NGO-IRENE 2001 New York NY USA F United Nations Bodies

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNIFIL 1978 Geneva Lebanon F g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 Geneva Switzerland E g Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

UNOSSC 1974 E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA 1992 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus

UNFICYP 1964 Nicosia Cyprus F g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UNPFII 2000 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G Humanitarian Organizations

United States Agency for International Development

USAID 1961 Washington DC USA G g Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

Uniting for Peace

2011 London UK G

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

UPCSA 1999 Brixton South Africa F

Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa

URCSA 1994 Belhar South Africa G

UnitingWorld

1977 Sydney Australia G Human Rights Organizations

Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League of the World

UNIA-ACLW 1914 Philadelphia PA USA G

UniversalGiving

San Francisco CA USA G

University Centre for Development Cooperation, Brussels

1980 Brussels Belgium G

University Foundation for Development Cooperation

1985 Antwerp Belgium G f Foundations

University Foundation for International Development Cooperation

1976 Namur Belgium G f Foundations

University Institute of European Studies, Torino

1952 Turin Italy G j Institutes

University Mobility in the Indian Ocean Region

UMIOR 2000 Hyderabad India G

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

UAF 1997 Oakland CA USA G f Funds, Human Rights Organizations

US Consortium of APEC Study Centers

1996 Seoul Korea Rep G

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

1990 Des Plaines IL USA N

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