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

Universitas 21

1997 Birmingham UK F

University Institute of European Studies, Torino

1952 Turin Italy G j

University Mobility in the Indian Ocean Region

UMIOR 2000 Hyderabad India G


Plano TX USA G

UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research

UNU-WIDER 1984 Helsinki Finland E j

Up With People

UWP 1965 Denver CO USA F

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

UAF 1997 Oakland CA USA G f

US Consortium of APEC Study Centers

1996 Seoul Korea Rep G

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

1990 Des Plaines IL USA N

USA for Africa

1985 Los Angeles CA USA G

UWC Red Cross Nordic

RCNUWC 1995 Flekke Norway G

Valid International

1999 Oxford UK G

Value Health Africa

VAHA Bamenda Cameroon G

Verband Binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften

Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

VENRO 1995 Berlin Germany G y

Vereinigung für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

VIZ 1972 Bonn Germany G y


2005 Washington DC USA F

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

VSF International 1989 Brussels Belgium F

VIA Don Bosco

1969 Brussels Belgium E

Victim Support Europe

VSE 1989 Brussels Belgium D

Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

VIDC 1987 Vienna Austria G jv

Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

VNGOC 1983 Vienna Austria E y

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y

Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women

1982 E y

VIRGO Collaboration

1994 Cascina Italy F

Visegrad Group

1991 E g

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G

Viva Africa

1968 Brussels Belgium G

Viva Salud

Brussels Belgium G

Vlaamse Federatie van NGO's voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

ngo-federatie Brussels Belgium G

Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Technische Bijstand

VVOB 1982 Brussels Belgium G

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volontari Italiani per la Solidarietà ai Paesi Emergenti

VISPE 1976 Zibido San Giacomo Italy G

Volontariat et coopération internationale - Volontaires de l'enseignement

Volens 1965 Brussels Belgium G

Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

VIS 1986 Rome Italy G

Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies

VOICE 1992 Brussels Belgium E y

Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law

1914 Kiel Germany G j

War Child International

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

Warsaw Pact 1955 T g

Washington Office on Latin America

WOLA 1974 Washington DC USA G

Waste Free Oceans

WFO Brussels Belgium F


1981 London UK F

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G

We Move Europe

WeMove.EU Berlin Germany F

We Will Speak Out

WWSO 2011 J y

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

WCFIA 1958 Cambridge MA USA G

WEC International

WEC 1913 Coventry UK F v


2008 Overijse Belgium F

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N