Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal

Goal 17 is about revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda is universal and calls for action by all countries – developed and developing – to ensure no one is left behind. It requires partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

The Sustainable Development Goals can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation to ensure no one is left behind in our journey to development.

However, not all countries are setting off from the same start line, and low and middle income countries are facing a tidal wave of debt which they are treading water.

Developing countries are grappling with an unprecedented rise in external debt levels following the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by challenges such as record inflation, escalating interest rates, competing priorities and constrained fiscal capacity, underscoring the urgent need for debt relief and financial assistance.

While official development assistance (ODA) flows continue to reach record peaks, the increase in 2022 is primarily attributed to spending on refugees in donor countries and aid to Ukraine.

To be successful, everyone will need to mobilize both existing and additional resources, and developed countries will need to fulfill their official development assistance commitments.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Solidarity for Development and Peace

1987 Madrid Spain G

Solidarity in Literacy

1997 Sao Paulo Brazil G

Solidarity Water Europe

SWE 1998 Strasbourg France G

Solidarity With Women in Distress

SOLWODI 1985 Boppard Hirzenach Germany G

Solutions in Organisations Link-up

SOLWorld 2002 Cheltenham UK F

SOPAR-Bala Vikasa

1977 Gatineau QC Canada G

Soroptimist International

SI 1928 Cambridge UK B y

SOS Layettes

1967 Herstal Belgium G

SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit - Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V.

1963 Munich Germany G f

South African Institute of International Affairs

SAIIA 1934 Johannesburg South Africa G j

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asia Foundation

SAF 2000 Delhi India F f

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SAARC 1985 Kathmandu Nepal D g

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law

SAARCLAW 1991 Delhi India D

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation of Architects

SAARCH 1991 Thimphu Bhutan D

South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation

SAZARC 2000 Rajapalayam India D

South Centre

1990 Geneva Switzerland E g

South East Asian Association for Institutional Research

SEAAIR 2000 Bangkok Thailand D

South East European Cooperation Process

SEECP 1996 Athens Greece F g

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement


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 1989 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