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 Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y

World Council of Fisheries Societies

WCFS 2000 Bethesda MD USA G

World Digital Solidarity Agency

DSA 2006 Lyon France D

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D t

World Federalist Movement - Movement for a Just World Order through a Strengthened United Nations

WFM 1946 New York NY USA F

World Federation of CdLS Support Groups

CdLS World 2001 J

World Federation of Consuls

FICAC 1982 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

WFM and UCW 1939 New Plymouth New Zealand B

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 Helsinki Finland B

World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations

WFTGA 1985 C

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Fellowship of Buddhists

WFB 1950 Bangkok Thailand C

World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men

WesleyMen 2001 Lake Junaluska NC USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K fg

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization

WCCO 2009 Yangzhou China C y

World House, Bielefeld

1980 Bielefeld Germany G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Exeter UK F

World Jewish Relief

WJR 1933 London UK F f

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B

World Meteorological Organization

WMO 1947 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World ORT

WO 1880 London UK C

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna Austria C y

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 Switzerland E y

World SHARE

1946 Doncaster UK G

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F fg

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