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

Working Together for Human Rights

1989 Lyon France G Human Rights Organizations

World Affairs Councils of America

WACA Washington DC USA G

World Affairs Institute

Washington DC USA G j Institutes

World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

YMCA 1855 Geneva Switzerland B Humanitarian Organizations

World Altering Medicine

WAM 2006 N Humanitarian Organizations

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

WAGF 1988 Springfield MO USA F Humanitarian Organizations

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

WAGGGS 1928 London UK B Humanitarian Organizations

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

WANGO 2000 Tarrytown NY USA C

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World City Ice and Snow Tourism Cooperation Organization

WCISTCO J

World Collaborative Mobility Congress

WOCOMOCO 2013 S c

World Community Chaplains

1978 West Hills CA USA N

World Community Development Education Society

WCDES Courtenay BC Canada G

World Community for Christian Meditation

WCCM 1991 London UK N

World Community Fund Against Hunger

1982 Gémeaux France F f Funds, Funds

World Concern International

1955 Seattle WA USA F Humanitarian Organizations

World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c Conference Series

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c Conference Series, Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Fisheries Societies

WCFS 2000 Bethesda MD USA G

World Council of Independent Christian Churches

WCICC 1993 Charleston SC USA F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

World Digital Solidarity Agency

DSA 2006 Lyon France D

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 Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y Professional Bodies, International Federations

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 United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g WHO Bodies, United Nations Bodies, IGOs

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y International Federations

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 International Federations

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 Meteorological Organization

WMO 1947 Geneva Switzerland B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

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

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