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

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volontari Italiani per la Solidarietà ai Paesi Emergenti

VISPE 1976 Zibido San Giacomo Italy G

Volontariat et coopération internationale - Volontaires de l'enseignement

Volens 1965 Brussels Belgium G

Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

VIS 1986 Rome Italy G

Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies

VOICE 1992 Brussels Belgium E y

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International

VOSH/International 1972 Omaha NE USA G

Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law

1914 Kiel Germany G j

War Child

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

Warsaw Pact 1955 T g

Washington Office on Latin America

WOLA 1974 Washington DC USA G

Waste Free Oceans

WFO Brussels Belgium F

Water Europe

WE 2004 Brussels Belgium E y


1981 London UK F

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G

We Move Europe

WeMove.EU Berlin Germany F

We Will Speak Out

WWSO 2011 J y

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

WCFIA 1958 Cambridge MA USA G

WEC International

WEC 1913 Coventry UK F v


2008 Brussels Belgium F

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N


1990 Braunschweig Germany F

Welsh Centre for International Affairs

WCIA 1973 Cardiff UK G


WFD 1959 Berlin Germany G

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G

West African NGO Network

WANGONeT Lagos Nigeria G

West India Committee

WIC 1735 London UK F v

Wheat Initiative

2001 Berlin Germany E

White Helmets

1995 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

GNAFCC 2010 Geneva Switzerland F y


1985 Brussels Belgium F y

Williamsburg Meetings

1971 S c


1998 Sao Paulo Brazil F y

Wings of Hope

WoH 1963 St Louis MO USA G

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women for Water Partnership

WfWP 2004 The Hague Netherlands F

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

WHRD Culemborg Netherlands F

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 Denman Is BC Canada G

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace

WLP 1999 Bethesda MD USA F

Women's Voices Now

WVN 2010 Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WWICS 1968 Washington DC USA G

Working Community of the Danube Regions

1990 St Pölten Austria F g

Working Community of the Pyrenees

1983 Toulouse France E

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Accord

1980 Ottawa ON Canada G

World Affairs Councils of America

WACA Washington DC USA G

World Affairs Institute

Washington DC USA G j

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

YMCA 1855 Vernier Switzerland B

World Altering Medicine

WAM 2006 N