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

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 India G

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK J f

Science on Stage Europe

SonSEu 2000 Berlin Germany F

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology

SEAMEO INNOTECH 1970 Quezon City Philippines E g

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts

SEAMEO SPAFA 1985 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

Search for Common Ground in the Middle East

SCGME Washington DC USA G

Seattle to Brussels Network

S2B 2000 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretaria de Cooperación Iberoamericana

SECIB 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 Mexico E g

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

SICSAL Milan Italy G

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

SBC Geneva Switzerland E g

Seed Savers Network

1986 Byron Bay NSW Australia N

Sensorial Handicap Cooperation

SHC 1986 Brussels Belgium G


1980 Prilly Switzerland G f

Seoul Forum for International Affairs

SFIA 1986 Seoul Korea Rep G

SERVAS International

1949 Zurich Switzerland F

Serve the City International

2005 Brussels Belgium 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 E g

Share International

1982 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Share the World's Resources

STWR 2003 London UK G

Sharing Hands International


Sharing of Ministries Abroad

SOMA 1980 London 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

Silambam Asia

1999 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

Silk Road Think Tank Network

SiLKS 2017 F y


1925 Haarlem Netherlands G

Singapore Institute of International Affairs

SIIA 1961 Singapore Singapore G j


1950 Trondheim Norway G

Sistema de Cooperación entre las Fuerzas Aéreas Americanas

SICOFAA 1961 Tucson AZ USA D g

Sister Cities International

SCI 1956 Washington DC USA G

Sisters of Charity of St Charles Borromeo

1837 Maastricht Netherlands R

SKAT Foundation

2002 St Gallen Switzerland G f

Slavic Gospel Association

SGA 1934 Loves Park IL USA G

Slovak Academic Association for International Cooperation

SAAIC 1990 Bratislava Slovakia N

Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation

SAIDC 2007 Bratislava Slovakia G g