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

Centro Internazionale Crocevia

CIC 1958 Rome RM Italy G

Centro Latinoamericano para les Relaciones con Europa


Centro per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica

CECOB 2002 Faenza RA Italy G

Centro Regional de Promoción de la MIPYME

CENPROMYPE 2001 San Salvador San Salvador El Salvador E

Centro Volontari Cooperazione allo Sviluppo

CVCS 1980 Gorizia GO Italy G


1988 Madrid Madrid Spain G

Ceske Fórum pro Rozvojovou Spolupraci

FoRS 2002 Prague Czech Rep G

CESVI Fondazione

1985 Bergamo BG Italy G f

Chance for Childhood

1992 Farnborough UK F v

Charities Aid Foundation

CAF 1924 West Malling UK G f

Charities Aid Foundation of America

CAF America 1992 Alexandria VA USA G f

Charles F Kettering Foundation

1927 Dayton OH USA G f

Charter on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Concerning the Environment in the Mediterranean Basin

Nicosia charter 1990 T g

Charter on the Participation of Young People in Municipal and Regional Affairs

1992 T g

Chatham House Foundation

CHF 1983 London UK G f

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

1922 Chicago IL USA G

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva GE Switzerland E y


1973 Bromley UK G

Childhood Education International

CE International 1892 Washington DC USA G

Children's Rights Advocacy and Lobby Mission - Africa

CALM Africa 2004 Kampala Uganda G

ChildRight Worldwide

CRWW 1994 IJsselstein Netherlands G

China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation

CAISTC 1992 Beijing Beijing China G

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

CCICED 1992 Beijing Beijing China G

China Institute of Contemporary International Relations

CICIR 1960 Beijing Beijing China G j

China NGO Network for International Exchanges

CNIE 2005 Beijing Beijing China G

China-EU Association

2001 Beijing Beijing China G

Chinese Association for International Understanding

CAFIU 1981 Beijing Beijing China G

Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services

CARES 1950 Taipei Taiwan N

Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association

CIECA 2000 Taipei Taiwan N


1990 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay F

Chr Michelsen Institute - Development Studies and Human Rights

1930 Bergen Norway G j

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong G

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Christian International Relief Mission

CIRM Stourbridge UK G

Christian Life Community

CLC 1563 Rome RM Italy B

Christian Mission Aid

CMA 1986 Grandville MI USA G

Christian Outreach - Relief and Development

CORD 1967 Leamington Spa UK G

Christian Partners in Africa

CPA Lincoln UK G

Christian Relief Fund

CRF 1974 Amarillo TX USA G f

Christian Relief Services

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Church Development and Aid

CDA 1992 Boronia VIC Australia G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G


CIDSE 1965 Brussels Belgium F y


1939 Paris France G

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna BO Italy G


2008 Bonn Germany E y

CJD International Support Alliance

CJDISA Sydney NSW Australia C


1999 Washington DC USA E