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

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Barcelona Spain B

World ORT

WO 1880 London UK C

World Partners

Virginia Beach VA USA G

World Partners

1969 Fort Wayne IN USA N

World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Resources Forum Association

WRFA 2012 St Gallen SG Switzerland E y

World SHARE

1946 Doncaster UK G

World Solidarity

WS 1971 Brussels Belgium G f

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F fg

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Union for Progressive Judaism

WUPJ 1926 Jerusalem Israel C v

World Urban Parks

2015 Edmonton AB Canada C

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Alfortville France B

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland VD Switzerland F f

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs

WeCAN Singapore Singapore N

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

WINGS 1998 Sao Paulo SP Brazil F y

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny VS Switzerland G

Worldwide Partners

WP 1938 Denver CO USA N

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Schiedam Netherlands J

WORLDWISE

1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

Xavier Network of European Jesuit Development NGOs

2003 Madrid Madrid Spain G y

XminY het actiefonds

Amsterdam Netherlands N f

YEAR - Young European Associated Researchers

YEAR 2007 Brussels Belgium F

YMCA Global Community Center

GCC Hiroshima Hiroshima Japan G

Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges

YOKE 1981 Yokohama Kanagawa Japan G

Young Global Leadership Foundation

YGLF 2005 New York NY USA G

Youth Coalition

YCSRR 1999 Ottawa ON Canada F

Youth RISE

2006 London UK F

Youth with a Mission

YWAM 1960 Harpenden UK F

ZaMir Transnational Net

1992 F

Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation

1992 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates G f

ZOA

1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G

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