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

United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus

UNFICYP 1964 Nicosia Cyprus F g

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UNPFII 2000 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

UNRCCA 2007 Ashgabat Turkmenistan E g

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe

UNRIC 2004 Brussels Belgium E g

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g

United Nations Women's Guild - Geneva

UNWG - Geneva 1970 Geneva Switzerland G v

United Peace Keepers Federal Council

UNPKFC 2020 Bangkok Thailand E

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G

United States Agency for International Development

USAID 1961 Washington DC USA G g

United World Wrestling

UWW 1912 Corsier-sur-Vevey Switzerland B

Uniting for Peace

2011 London UK G

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

UPCSA 1999 Aston Manor South Africa F

Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa

URCSA 1994 Belhar South Africa G


1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council

UNAccc 2021 Vadodara India 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 for Peace

UPEACE 1980 San José Costa Rica F g

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 Finland 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