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

Balkanactie van de Gemeenten

1992 Antwerp Belgium G

Baltic Sea Commission

BSC 1996 Brussels Belgium E

Baltic Sea NGO Network

BS NGO Network Copenhagen Denmark F

Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation

BSSSC 1993 Helsinki Finland D g

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G

Bank of Medical Equipment for Humanitarian Aid

Les Houches France G

Bantani Education

2017 Tervuren Belgium F

Baptist World Aid

BWAid 1920 Falls Church VA USA F

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde NSW Australia G

Barrow Cadbury Trust

1921 London UK G f

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

BC Council for International Cooperation

BCCIC Vancouver BC Canada G y

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

BCSIA 1973 Cambridge MA USA G

Belgian Association of Africanists

Tervuren Belgium G

Belgian Committee for Refugee Aid

1968 Brussels Belgium G

Benedictine Sisters of the Federation of Saint Benedict

1947 St Joseph MN USA R

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f

BETTER FINANCE

BF 2009 Brussels Belgium D

Bibliotheca Baltica

1992 Marburg Germany D

Bicycles for Humanity

B4H 2007 G

Biennial of the Americas

2010 Denver CO USA G

BIFMA International

1973 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Big Data Value Association

BDVA Brussels Belgium E

Biosciences Research Support Foundation

BRSF 2014 Awka Nigeria G fv

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

BSECCESDEI 1993 Istanbul Turkey E g

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Free Trade Area

BSEC Free Trade Area 1997 J gpt

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Pact

1993 T g

Black Sea NGO Network

BSNN 1998 Varna Bulgaria F

Book Aid

1987 London UK G

Book Aid International

1954 London UK G

Both ENDS

1986 Utrecht Netherlands F

Brethren Volunteer Service

BVS 1948 Elgin IL USA F

Bridging Nations

2002 Washington DC USA G

British Council

1934 London UK G

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y

British Overseas NGO's for Development

BOND 1993 London UK G y

Brot für die Welt

1959 Berlin Germany G

Brother's Brother Foundation

1958 Pittsburgh PA USA G f

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R

Bruno Kreisky Foundation for Outstanding Achievements in the Area of Human Rights

1976 Vienna Austria G f

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f

Build Africa

1978 Tunbridge Wells UK G

Building Markets

2004 New York NY USA N

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

Bureau international des Médecins sans frontières

MSF International 1971 Geneva Switzerland F

Burkle Center for International Relations

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G

Business Council for International Understanding

BCIU 1955 New York NY USA G

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

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