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

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC 1939 Cambridge MA USA G

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome Italy G

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons

UN-ACT 2014 Bangkok Thailand E g

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

1968 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations

1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

UNFIP 1998 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Global Compact

2000 New York NY USA F y

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Human Rights Council

HRC 2006 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Informal Regional Network of Non-Governmental Organizations

UN-NGO-IRENE 2001 F

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gj

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNIFIL 1978 Tyre Lebanon F g

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen Denmark E g

United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

UNOSSC 1974 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA 1992 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Peace Keepers Federal Council

UNPKFC 2020 Bangkok Thailand E

United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus

UNFICYP 1964 Nicosia Cyprus F g

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UNPFII 2000 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

UNRCCA 2007 Ashgabat Turkmenistan E g

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g

United Nations Women's Guild - Geneva

UNWG - Geneva 1970 Geneva Switzerland G v

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G

United States Agency for International Development

USAID 1961 Washington DC USA G g

United World Wrestling

UWW 1912 Corsier-sur-Vevey Switzerland B

Uniting for Peace

2011 London UK G

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

UPCSA 1999 Brixton South Africa F

Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa

URCSA 1994 Belhar South Africa G

UnitingWorld

1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Universal Association of Professional Colleges and Universities

UAPCU 2018 Manila Philippines G t

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UDHR 1948 New York NY USA T g

Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League of the World

UNIA-ACLW 1914 Philadelphia PA USA G

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