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

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


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

Universala Medicina Esperanto-Asocio

UMEA 1908 Trier Germany C v


San Francisco CA USA G

Universitair Centrum voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, Brussel

UCOS 1980 Brussels Belgium G

Universitaire Stichting voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

USOS 1985 Antwerp Belgium G f

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

University of the Arctic

UArctic 2001 Rovaniemi D


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

Veterans Confederation of ASEAN Countries

VECONAC 1980 Bangkok Thailand E

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