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

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement, 1980

1980 T g

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Los Baños Philippines E

Southeast Europe Association

1952 Munich Germany G

Southern Africa Development Community Election Support Network

SADC-ESN 2010 Harare Zimbabwe E

Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre, Vienna

SADOCC 1993 Vienna Austria G

Southern African Association for Institutional Research

SAAIR 1994 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Non-Governmental Development Organization Network

SANGONeT 1987 Braamfontein South Africa F

Southern African Regional Cooperation in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

SARBIO 1995 Bulawayo Zimbabwe F

Southern African-Nordic Centre

SANORD 2007 Cape Town South Africa E

Soutien à l'initiative privée pour l'aide a la reconstruction des pays du Sud-Est asiatique

SIPAR 1982 Versailles France G

Soutien aux ONG à l'Est et au Sud

SONGES Liège Belgium G

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R

Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute


Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications

SGAC Vienna Austria E

Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa

SEAF 1984 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F fg

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

SSE International Forum

2004 Paris France F c

Standing Committee Euro-Mediterranean Partnership of the Local and Regional Authorities

2000 Palermo Italy D

Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation

COMCEC 1981 Ankara Türkiye E g

Standing Committee to the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

1982 Strasbourg France E gy

Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism

SCOS 1981 Leicester UK E v

Stanley Center for Peace and Security

1956 Muscatine IA USA G f

Start Network

2010 London UK F y

Statistical Center for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf

GCC Stat 2011 Muscat Oman E g

Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response

SCHR 1972 Geneva Switzerland E y

Stichting Vlamingen in de Wereld

1970 Brussels Belgium G

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SIPRI 1966 Solna Sweden E j


1961 Montréal QC Canada G

SÜDWIND - Verein für Entwicklungspolitische Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

1979 Vienna Austria G

Support International

Si London UK N

Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association

San Jose CA USA G

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y

Sustainability Transitions Research Network


Sustainable Agriculture Network

SAN 2010 San José Costa Rica F y

Sustainable Mekong Research Network

SUMERNET 2005 Bangkok Thailand F

Sustainable Project Management- Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment

SPM 1994 Rougemont Switzerland F

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 Hartley Wintney UK F


1980 Strömstad Sweden G g

Swedish Development Partner

1938 Lund Sweden G

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

1994 Stockholm Sweden N f

Swedish Institute of International Affairs

SIIA 1938 Stockholm Sweden G j

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Sida 1995 Stockholm Sweden G fg

Swedish NGO Centre for Development Cooperation

Forum Syd 1994 Stockholm Sweden G

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

SDC Bern Switzerland G g

Swiss Association for the Exchange of Personnel in Development Cooperation

1964 Bern Switzerland G

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G

Swiss Refugee Council

1936 Bern Switzerland G

Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

1959 Zurich Switzerland G f

Syndicat des écrivains de langue française

SELF 1976 Ivry-sur-Seine France G