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

Australian APEC Study Centre

1995 Melbourne Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Australian Institute of International Affairs

AIIA 1933 Deakin Australia G j Institutes

Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research

1961 Vienna Austria G

Austrian Institute for International Affairs

1978 Vienna Austria G j Institutes

Austrian North-South Institute for Development Cooperation

1991 Vienna Austria G j Institutes

Austrian Research Foundation for Development Cooperation

1967 Vienna Austria G f Foundations

Autre Terre

1982 Herstal Belgium F

Avaaz Foundation

2007 New York NY USA F fv Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Avoided Deforestation Partners

AD Partners 2007 Washington DC USA G

Awake Ministries International

1998 Jodoigne Belgium N Humanitarian Organizations

Baha'i International Community

1844 New York NY USA F

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Balkan Assist

2000 Sofia Bulgaria G

Balkanactie van de Gemeenten

1992 Antwerp Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Baltic Sea Commission

BSC 1996 Brussels Belgium E

Baltic Sea NGO Network

BS NGO Network E Conference Series

Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation

BASREC 1999 Riga Latvia F g IGOs

Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation

BSSSC 1993 Helsinki Finland D g IGOs

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

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 International Federations

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

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

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

Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

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