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

Working Community of the Pyrenees

1983 Toulouse France E

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Accord

1980 Ottawa ON Canada G

World Affairs Councils of America

WACA Washington DC USA G

World Affairs Institute

Washington DC USA G j

World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

YMCA 1855 Vernier Switzerland B

World Altering Medicine

WAM 2006 N

World Anti-Bullying Forum

WABF 1997 Umeå Sweden D

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

WAGGGS 1928 London UK B

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 St Augustin Germany B yt

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

WANGO 2000 Tarrytown NY USA C

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

WAZA 1946 Barcelona Spain C y

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World City Ice and Snow Tourism Cooperation Organization

WCISTCO J

World Collaborative Mobility Congress

WOCOMOCO 2013 S c

World Community Chaplains

1978 West Hills CA USA N

World Community Development Education Society

WCDES Courtenay BC Canada G

World Community for Christian Meditation

WCCM 1991 London UK N

World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y

World Council of Fisheries Societies

WCFS 2000 Bethesda MD USA G

World Culture Forum

WCF Delhi India G

World Digital Solidarity Agency

DSA 2006 Lyon France D

World Egg Organisation

WEO J

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D t

World Farmers' Organisation

WFO 2011 Rome Italy C

World Federalist Movement - Movement for a Just World Order through a Strengthened United Nations

WFM 1946 The Hague Netherlands F

World Federation of Consuls

FICAC 1982 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

WFM and UCW 1939 New Plymouth New Zealand B

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 Helsinki Finland B

World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations

WFTGA 1985 Vienna Austria C

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Fellowship of Buddhists

WFB 1950 Bangkok Thailand C

World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men

WesleyMen 2001 Lake Junaluska NC USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g

World for World Organization

WFWO 2001 Rome Italy G

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K fg

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization

WCCO 2009 Yangzhou China C y

World House, Bielefeld

1980 Bielefeld Germany G

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