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

Tunza Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network

SEAYEN Singapore Singapore F

Twelve Gates Foundation

2018 Sunnyside NY USA G f

Twinless Twins Support Group International

TTSGI 1985 G


1972 Arezzo Italy G

UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

1925 Levallois-Perret France B yt


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

UNGSII Foundation

Vienna Austria J f

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 des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y

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


2006 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland E 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 Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 1946 Vienna Austria 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