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

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

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G Human Rights 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 Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G Human Rights Organizations

We Will Speak Out

WWSO 2011 J y International Federations

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1958 Cambridge MA USA G Institutes

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N Humanitarian Organizations

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

White Helmets

1995 Buenos Aires Argentina F g Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs


1985 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Williamsburg Meetings

1971 S c Conference Series

Wings of Hope

WoH 1962 St Louis MO USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

WHRD Culemborg Netherlands F Human Rights Organizations

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace

WLP 1999 Bethesda MD USA F Human Rights Organizations

Women's Voices Now

WVN Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WWICS 1968 Washington DC USA G

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

1930 Princeton NJ USA G Institutes

Working Community of the Danube Regions

1990 St Pölten Austria F g Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Working Community of the Pyrenees

1983 Toulouse France E