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

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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