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

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

BIMSTEC 1997 Dhaka Bangladesh F g

Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization

BOBP-IGO 2003 Chennai India E 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


BF 2009 Brussels Belgium D

Beyond the Horizon International Strategic Studies Group

Beyond the Horizon ISSG 2018 Zaventem Belgium F

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

BIO Ventures for Global Health

BVGH 2004 Seattle WA USA G

Biosciences Research Support Foundation

BRSF 2014 Awka Nigeria G fv

BirdLife Europe

Brussels Belgium E

BirdLife International

1922 Cambridge UK B

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

BSECCESDEI 1993 Istanbul Türkiye 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


1986 Utrecht Netherlands F

Brethren Volunteer Service

BVS 1948 Elgin IL USA F

Bridging Nations

2002 Washington DC USA G

British Council

1934 Manchester UK G

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y

British Overseas NGO's for Development

BOND 1993 London UK G y

Broederlijk Delen

1961 Brussels Belgium G

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

Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy

BDCD 2016 F y

Budapest Process

1993 Vienna Austria E gy

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f

Build Africa

1978 London UK G

Building Markets

2004 New York NY USA N

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

Burkle Center for International Relations

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep 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 for Inclusive Growth

B4IG Paris France E

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

CALALA - Fondo de Mujeres

Calala Barcelona Spain G

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace

CICP 1994 Phnom Penh Cambodia G j