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 Type III

Bank of Medical Equipment for Humanitarian Aid

Les Houches France G Humanitarian Organizations

Baptist World Aid

BWAid 1920 Falls Church VA USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Baring Foundation

1969 London UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Barrow Cadbury Trust

1921 London UK G f Foundations

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

BCBS 1974 Basel Switzerland E

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation

BIMSTEC 1997 Dhaka Bangladesh F g IGOs

BC Council for International Cooperation

BCCIC Vancouver BC Canada G y

BC Council for International Cooperation

BCCIC Vancouver BC Canada G

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

BCSIA 1973 Cambridge MA USA G Institutes

Belgian Association of Africanists

Tervuren Belgium G

Belgian Committee for Refugee Aid

1968 Brussels Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Benedictine Sisters of the Federation of Saint Benedict

1947 St Joseph MN USA R Religious Orders

Benelux conventie inzake grensoverschrijdende samenwerking tussen territoriale samenwerkingsverbanden of autoriteiten

1986 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education

Eugene OR USA G j Humanitarian Organizations, Institutes

Bibliotheca Baltica

1992 Marburg Germany D

Bicycles for Humanity

B4H 2007 G Humanitarian Organizations

Biennial of the Americas

2010 Denver CO USA G

BIFMA International

1973 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Biosciences Research Support Foundation

BRSF 2014 Awka Nigeria G fv Foundations

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Centre for the Exchange of Statistical Data and Economic Information

BSECCESDEI 1993 Istanbul Turkey E g IGOs

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Free Trade Area

BSEC Free Trade Area 1997 J gp Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Pact

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Black Sea NGO Network

BSNN 1998 Varna Bulgaria F

Book Aid

1987 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Book Aid International

1954 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Both ENDS

1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Brazilian Institute of International Relations

1954 Brasilia Brazil G j Institutes

Brethren Volunteer Service

BVS 1948 Elgin IL USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Bridging Nations

2002 Washington DC USA G

Brighton Collaboration

BC 1999 Basel Switzerland C v

British Council

1934 London UK G

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

British Overseas NGO's for Development

BOND 1993 London UK G y International Federations

Brother's Brother Foundation

1958 Pittsburgh PA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R Religious Orders

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Build Africa

1978 Tunbridge Wells UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Building Markets

2004 New York NY USA N Humanitarian Organizations

Burkle Center for International Relations

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G Institutes

Business Council for International Understanding

BCIU 1955 New York NY USA G

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F Humanitarian Organizations

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace

CICP 1994 Phnom Penh Cambodia G j Institutes

Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament

CICD 1959 Carlton Australia G

Campbell Collaboration

2000 Oslo Norway F

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

CCIC 1968 Ottawa ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Council for Refugees

CCR 1978 Montréal QC Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Institute of International Affairs

CIIA 1928 Toronto ON Canada G j Institutes

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

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