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

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


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


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

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

USA for Africa

1985 Los Angeles CA USA G

UWC Red Cross Nordic

RCNUWC 1995 Flekke Norway G Humanitarian Organizations

Valid International

1999 Oxford UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Value Health Africa

VAHA Bamenda Cameroon G

Verband Binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften

Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Vereinigung für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

VIZ 1972 Bonn Germany G y International Federations

Veterans for America

VFA 1980 Washington DC USA N f Humanitarian Organizations, Alumni and Veterans, Foundations

Victim Support Europe

VSE 1989 Brussels Belgium D Human Rights Organizations

Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

VIDC 1987 Vienna Austria G jv Institutes

Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

VNGOC 1983 Vienna Austria E y International Federations

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 St Pölten Austria E y International Federations

Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women

1982 E y International Federations

VIRGO Collaboration

1994 Cascina Italy F

Visegrad Group

1991 E g IGOs

VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight

1999 London UK F y WHO Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Viva Africa

1968 Brussels Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Volontariat et coopération internationale - Volontaires de l'enseignement

Volens 1965 Brussels Belgium G

Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies

VOICE 1992 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Volunteers Centre for Development Cooperation, Gorizia

1980 Gorizia Italy G

Volunteers for Africa

2001 Nairobi Kenya G Humanitarian Organizations

Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law

1914 Kiel Germany G j Institutes

War Child International

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F Humanitarian Organizations

Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

Warsaw Pact 1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Washington Office on Latin America

WOLA 1974 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Water Solidarity Network

1984 Paris France F

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

WSSCC Geneva Switzerland D v WHO Bodies


1981 London UK F Humanitarian Organizations

We Will Speak Out

WWSO 2011 J y International Federations

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1958 Cambridge MA USA G Institutes

WELMEC - European Cooperation in Legal Metrology

1990 Delft Netherlands F

Welsh Centre for International Affairs

WCIA 1973 Cardiff UK G Institutes

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

West African NGO Network

WANGONeT Lagos Nigeria G

West India Committee

WIC 1735 London UK F v

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

WHINSEC 2000 Fort Benning GA USA G gj Institutes, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Wheat Initiative

2001 Paris France E