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

Danish Atlantic Treaty Association

DATA 1950 Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Coalition for North/South Cooperation

Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Foreign Policy Society

1946 Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation

LO/FTF Council 1987 Copenhagen Denmark G t

Danubiana Network

Budapest Hungary F


2003 Madrid Spain F

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

1964 Los Altos CA USA G f

Dayemi Complex Bangladesh

DCB 1969 Dhaka Bangladesh G

Déclaration des Principes de la Coopération Culturelle Internationale

1966 T g

Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries

1996 T g

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Defend International

DI 2007 Kolbotn Norway F

Délégation catholique pour la coopération

DCC 1967 Paris G v

DEMAS - Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

2008 Prague Czech Rep G y

Dementia Alliance International

DAI 2014 C

Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

DiEM25 Brussels Belgium E v

Department for International Development Cooperation

Helsinki Finland G fg

Deutsche Ärztegemeinschaft für Humanitäre Zusammenarbeit

DÄZ 1951 Berlin Germany G

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik

DGAP 1955 Berlin Germany G v

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

GIZ 2011 Bonn Germany G g

Deutsches Orient-Institut

DOI 1960 Berlin Germany G j

Development and Humanitarian Learning in Action

Dahlia London UK J

Development Cooperation with the Third World

1975 Bergheim Austria G e

Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance

DeLoG 2006 Bonn Germany F g

Developmental Leadership Program

DLP 2009 Birmingham UK F

Dhaka Ahsania Mission

DAM 1958 Dhaka Bangladesh G


1966 Bromma Sweden G

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

1954 Berlin Germany G

Dialogue and Cooperation

1965 Paris France F v

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Education Africa Network

DEAN 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Dillon International

1972 Tulsa OK USA N

Dirección General de Cooperación con Africa, Asia y Europa Oriental

Madrid Spain G

Dirección General de Cooperación con Iberoamérica

1974 Madrid Spain G

Directorate-General for Development Cooperation

DGDC 1971 Brussels Belgium G g

Disability Rights International

DRI 1993 Washington DC USA G

Disabled Peoples' International

DPI 1981 Ottawa ON B

Doctor To Doctor

1990 Berkeley CA USA G

Donau Soja

2012 Vienna D

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

DNDi 2003 Geneva Switzerland F

Dutch Centre for International Cooperation

DutchCulture 1995 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Dutch Refugee Council

1979 Amsterdam Netherlands G

E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism

2004 London UK G

Earth Charter International

ECI 2000 San José F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm E

Earth Law Center

2008 New York NY G

Earth Partners Foundation

2009 G f

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth Share

Bethesda MD USA G


2014 Mumbai India F