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

Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

ASCCS Bradford UK D

Association for Positive Behavior Support

APBS 2003 Bloomsburg PA USA N

Association for Progressive Communications

APC 1990 Melville South Africa F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

ARNOVA 1971 Indianapolis IN USA G v

Association for Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America

1968 Milan Italy G v

Association for Solidarity with Developing Countries

1979 Cantù Italy G

Association for the Prevention of Torture

APT 1977 Geneva Switzerland D v Humanitarian Organizations

Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem

AWR 1954 Höchberg Germany D Humanitarian Organizations

Association française d'amitié et de solidarité avec les peuples d'Afrique

AFASPA 1973 Paris France G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Association francophone des experts et des consultants de la coopération technique internationale

AFECTI 1959 Paris France G

Association Francophone pour les Soins Oncologiques de Support

AFSOS 2008 Bègles France G

Association internationale des pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée et de l'Union européenne

STRADEMED 1995 Mons Belgium D Professional Bodies

Association nationale des directeurs et responsables des relations internationales et de la coopération décentralisée des collectivités territoriales

ARRICOD 1994 Paris France G

Association of African Managers and Partners of Roads

1995 Cotonou Benin D

Association of Association Executives

AAE Kingston upon Hull UK N

Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries

ACURIL 1969 San Juan Puerto Rico D y International Federations

Association of French-Language Countries Nationless Esperantist Workers

1937 Paris France D Trade and Labour Unions

Association of Genetic Support Australasia

AGSA 1988 Surrey Hills Australia N

Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations

1995 Berlin Germany G y International Federations

Association of Interbalkan Women's Cooperation Societies, Thessaloniki

AIWCS 1992 Thessaloniki Greece D Human Rights Organizations

Association of International Studies

1980 Tunis Tunisia G Humanitarian Organizations

Association of International Wealth Management

AIWM 2007 Bülach Switzerland C

Association of Non-Governmental Organizations of Southeast Europe

CIVIS 2007 Belgrade Serbia D y International Federations

Association of Nongovernmental Development and Service Bodies in Guatemala

Guatemala Guatemala G

Association of Private Organizations for Development Service

1967 Bonn Germany G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

APSIA 1989 Washington DC USA G y Professional Bodies, International Federations

Association of Technicians for International Cooperation and Solidarity

Turin Italy G

Association of the Central Alps

1972 Innsbruck Austria E

Association of Working Communities of the Alpine Regions

1989 Innsbruck Austria E

Association pour la diffusion internationale francophone de livres, ouvrages et revues

ADIFLOR 1985 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé

ARTHEMIS 1997 N Humanitarian Organizations

Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale

AQOCI 1976 Montréal QC Canada G y International Federations

Association Réalités et Relations Internationales

ARRI 1973 Paris France G

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association Roger Riou

1975 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione Amici dei Bambini

AiBi 1986 San Giuliano Milanese Italy G Human Rights Organizations

Associazione Bertoni Cooperazione Sviluppo Terzo Mondo

ABCS 1986 Verona Italy G

Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni

Rimini Italy G

Associazione delle organizzazioni italiane di cooperazione e solidarietà internazionale

AOI 2013 Rome Italy N

Associazione New Humanity

Milan Italy N Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Associazione per la Cooperazione Internazionale allo Sviluppo

COOPERMONDO 2007 Rome Italy G

Associazione per la Cooperazione Internazionale e l'Aiuto Umanitario

ALISEI 1998 Milan Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia

ASIA-Onlus 1988 Rome Italy G

Atlantic Council

1961 Washington DC USA G

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

ACIC Halifax NS Canada G y International Federations

Atlantische Initiative

2004 Berlin Germany G

Auckland Refugee Council

1989 Auckland New Zealand G Humanitarian Organizations

Australasian Association for Institutional Research

AAIR 1988 Floreat Australia G

Australasian Association of Professional Organisers

AAPO 2005 N Professional Bodies

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