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

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 London UK F

SvinesundKommittén

1980 Strömstad Sweden G g

Swedish Development Partner

1938 Lund Sweden G

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

1994 Stockholm Sweden N f

Swedish Institute of International Affairs

SIIA 1938 Stockholm Sweden G j

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Sida 1995 Stockholm Sweden G fg

Swedish NGO Centre for Development Cooperation

Forum Syd 1994 Stockholm Sweden G

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

SDC Bern Switzerland G g

Swiss Association for the Exchange of Personnel in Development Cooperation

1964 Bern Switzerland G

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G

Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

1959 Zurich Switzerland G f

Syndicat des écrivains de langue française

SELF 1976 Ivry-sur-Seine France G

Synergie Développement et Partenariat International

SYDEPI 2008 Geneva Switzerland G

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

SFSA 2001 Basel Switzerland G f

Tag International Development

Tag 2009 F

Taiwan Alliance in International Development

Taiwan AID 2004 Taipei Taiwan G y

Taizé Community

1940 Taizé France R

TASH - Working in Partnership with Disability Advocates Worldwide

1975 Washington DC USA N

TASSC International

1998 Washington DC USA G

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile K

Technical Cooperation Network on National Parks, Other Protected Areas and Wildlife in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile E g

Technical Office for International Studies and Cooperation

1979 Paris France G

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efgt

Terra Nuova

1972 Rome Italy G

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F

Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency

TICA 2004 Bangkok Thailand G g

The Carter Center

1982 Atlanta GA USA G

The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women

EASSI 1996 Kampala Uganda F

The Elders Foundation

2007 London UK F fv

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Academy Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations

1957 The Hague Netherlands G

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism

IMADR 1988 Tokyo Japan F

The Knot

Melsbroek Belgium N

The League of Historical Cities

LHC 1987 Kyoto Japan F

The Natural Step

TNS 1989 Stockholm Sweden F

The New Humanitarian

1995 Geneva Switzerland F

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

PIIA 1947 Karachi Pakistan G j

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Theosophical Order of Service

TOS 1908 Chennai India K

Therapy Dogs International

TDI 1976 Flanders NJ USA N

Third Sector European Policy Network

TSEP 2002 Canterbury UK F

Third World Solidarity Action

1969 G

Thomson Reuters Foundation

TRF 1982 London UK G f

Three Kings Action

DKA Austria 1947 Vienna Austria G

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