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


1910 Rome Italy C

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y


2003 New York NY USA E gy

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY USA F y

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre

UNEP-CCC 1990 Copenhagen Denmark E

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

1948 Delhi India E g

UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management

i-WSSM 2017 Daejeon Korea Rep G g

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

1984 Sydney NSW Australia G

Unión de Asociaciones Ibéricas e Iberoamericanas del Benelux

UAIA 1974 The Hague Netherlands D

Union des travailleurs espérantistes des pays de langue française

SAT-AMIKARO 1937 Paris France D

Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales

UPOV 1961 Geneva Switzerland F gy

Union nationale des maisons familiales rurales d'éducation et d'orientation

UNMFREO 1942 Paris France G

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities

1982 Madrid Spain D

Union of International Associations

UIA 1907 Brussels Belgium F y

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

BSEC-URTA 2001 Istanbul Türkiye D

Unione Camere Esperti Europei

UCEE Brussels Belgium J

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

Unitarian Mission Cooperation Centre

Verona Italy G

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC 1939 Cambridge MA USA G

United Against Hunger

UAH Rome Italy G

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons

UN-ACT 2014 Bangkok Thailand E g

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

1968 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration

CEPA 1967 New York NY USA F g

United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations

1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

UNFIP 1998 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Global Compact

UNGC 2000 New York NY USA F y

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

UNGEGN 1959 New York NY USA E g

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Human Rights Council

HRC 2006 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Informal Regional Network of Non-Governmental Organizations


United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gj

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNIFIL 1978 Tyre Lebanon F g

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g