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 Type III

Chr Michelsen Institute - Development Studies and Human Rights

1930 Bergen Norway G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Hong Kong G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Aid Mission

1953 Charlottesville VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian International Relief Mission

CIRM Stourbridge UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Life Community

CLC 1563 Rome Italy B

Christian Mission Aid

CMA 1986 Grandville MI USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Outreach - Relief and Development

CORD 1967 Leamington Spa UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Partners in Africa

CPA Lincoln UK G

Christian Relief Fund

CRF 1974 Amarillo TX USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Christian Relief Services

1985 Alexandria VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Solidarity International

CSI 1977 Binz Switzerland F Human Rights Organizations

CHS Alliance

2015 Geneva Switzerland B y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Church Development and Aid

CDA 1992 Boronia Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

CIDEAL Foundation for Cooperation and Research

1983 Madrid Spain G f Foundations


1939 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y International Federations

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y International Federations

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna Italy G Humanitarian Organizations


2008 Bonn Germany E y International Federations

CJD International Support Alliance

CJDISA Sydney Australia C


1999 Washington DC USA E

Climate Action Network

CAN 1989 Beirut Lebanon F y International Federations

CML Advocacy Network

Bern Switzerland F

Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs

Pompidou Group 1971 Strasbourg France E g IGOs

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

CATW 1988 New York NY USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Coalition of African NGOs

CoAN Ndjamena Chad J

Cochrane Collaboration

1993 London UK F

Collaboration Foundation

Los Angeles CA USA N f Foundations

Collaboration of Railway Police and Security Services

1980 Rome Italy F

Collaboration on International ICT Policy-Making for East and Southern Africa

CIPESA 2004 Kampala Uganda G

Collaboration Researchers International Working Group

CRIWG 1995 J c

Collaboration Researchers International Working Group

CRIWG 1995 E c Conference Series

Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative

CABRI Centurion South Africa D g IGOs

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj Intergovernmental Communities, Institutes, IGOs

Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council

CIPAC 1957 Braunschweig Germany C

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CPF 1995 New York NY USA E gy International Federations, IGOs

Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Low- and Middle-income Countries

CWG St Gallen Switzerland F

Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation

APC-Colombia Bogota Colombia G g IGOs


1975 Dublin Ireland G

Comité d'aide aux calaminois du Tiers-Monde

CACTM 1978 La Calamine Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Comité d'aide médicale et de parrainage sans frontières

CAMPSF 1990 Montreuil France G Humanitarian Organizations

Comité français pour la solidarité internationale

CFSI 1960 Paris France G y International Federations

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y International Federations

Comity of Nations


Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CEC 1994 Montréal QC Canada E g IGOs

Commission for International Notarial Cooperation

Rome Italy K

Commission for Labor Cooperation


Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries

1994 Bern Switzerland G