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

World Fellowship of Buddhists

WFB 1950 Bangkok Thailand C

World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men

WesleyMen 2001 Lake Junaluska NC USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g

World for World Organization

WFWO 2001 Rome G

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K fg

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization

WCCO 2009 Yangzhou China C y

World House, Bielefeld

1980 Bielefeld Germany G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Dunstable UK F

World Jewish Relief

WJR 1933 London UK F f

World Kabaddi Federation

WKF 2004 Delhi India D

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B

World Meteorological Organization

WMO 1947 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B

World Neighbors

WN 1951 Oklahoma City OK USA G v

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World ORT

WO 1880 London UK C

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna C y

World Partners

Virginia Beach VA USA G

World Partners

1969 Fort Wayne IN USA N

World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Resources Forum Association

WRFA 2012 St Gallen Switzerland E y

World Silambam Association

WSA 1999 Petaling Jaya Malaysia G

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F fg

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World Union for Progressive Judaism

WUPJ 1926 Jerusalem Israel C v

World Urban Parks

2015 Edmonton AB C

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World Youth Academy

WYA 2016 Vienna Austria F

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

World’s Youth for Climate Justice

WYCJ The Hague Netherlands F

WorldFish

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

WorldShare

1946 Doncaster UK G

Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs

WeCAN Singapore Singapore N

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

WINGS 1998 Sao Paulo F y

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny G

Worldwide Partners

WP 1938 Denver CO USA N

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Schiedam Netherlands J

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