Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal

Goal 17 is about revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda is universal and calls for action by all countries – developed and developing – to ensure no one is left behind. It requires partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

The Sustainable Development Goals can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation to ensure no one is left behind in our journey to development.

However, not all countries are setting off from the same start line, and low and middle income countries are facing a tidal wave of debt which they are treading water.

Developing countries are grappling with an unprecedented rise in external debt levels following the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by challenges such as record inflation, escalating interest rates, competing priorities and constrained fiscal capacity, underscoring the urgent need for debt relief and financial assistance.

While official development assistance (ODA) flows continue to reach record peaks, the increase in 2022 is primarily attributed to spending on refugees in donor countries and aid to Ukraine.

To be successful, everyone will need to mobilize both existing and additional resources, and developed countries will need to fulfill their official development assistance commitments.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation

Mexico City Mexico G f

RIPESS Europe - Economy Solidarity Europe

RIPESS Europe 2011 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg E y

Rise Against Hunger

1998 Raleigh NC USA G

River Cleanup

2019 Antwerp Belgium G

Rivers of the World

ROW 1995 Dawsonville GA USA N

Riyad Convention on Cooperation in Civil, Commercial and Criminal Matters

1983 T g

Robert Schuman Foundation for Cooperation among Christian Democrats in Europe

RSF 1989 F f

Robert Schuman Institute for Europe

IRSE 1982 Scy-Chazelles France E jy

Root Capital

1999 Cambridge MA USA G

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation

1956 Tokyo Japan G f

Royal African Society

RAS 1901 London UK G v

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

1823 London UK E

Royal Institute of International Affairs

RIIA 1920 London UK G j

Royal Society for Asian Affairs

RSAA 1901 London UK G

Rural Investment Support for Europe Foundation

RISE Foundation 2006 Brussels Belgium F f

Russian Committee of Cooperation with Latin America

Moscow Russia G

Russian International Affairs Council

RIAC 2010 Moscow Russia G v

Sail For Ethics

S4E 1996 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G


2000 Brussels Belgium E

Salvation Army

1865 London UK F

Salzburg Global Seminar

1947 Salzburg Austria F

Samdong International

SDI 2008 Iksan City Korea Rep G

Santé Sud

1984 Marseille France G

Sarvodaya International Trust

SIT 1995 Bangalore India G

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

SCIC 1974 Regina SK Canada G y

SAVE International

1959 Mount Royal NJ USA G

Save the Children Federation

SCF 1932 Fairfield CT USA G

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y

Save the Children Norway

Redd Barna 1946 Oslo Norway G

Save the Children UK

SC UK 1919 London UK G f

Save the Orangutan

Copenhagen Denmark D

Scalabrinian Secular Missionary Women

1961 Solothurn Switzerland R

School of International and Public Affairs, New York NY

SIPA 1946 New York NY USA G

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 G 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

SFCG 1982 Washington DC USA G

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