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

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

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

Commission of History of International Relations

CHIR 1981 Milan Italy E v

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CSCE 1976 Washington DC USA G g IGOs

Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation

CAYC 1975 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Committee for International Cooperation between Cotton Associations

CICCA 1978 Liverpool UK D

Committee of Central Bank Governors in the Southern African Development Community

1995 Pretoria South Africa E g IGOs

Committee of NGOs on Human Rights, Geneva

Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations

CRNGOs 1972 E y United Nations Bodies, International Federations

Committee on Information of the United Nations

1978 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies

CALRAs 2003 Guildford UK C

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F gf Funds, IGOs

Commonwealth NGO Forum

London UK S c Conference Series

Commonwealth Relations Trust

1943 London UK G f Foundations

Communauté promotion et développement

CPS 1974 Castellammare di Stabia Italy G

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations


2010 N Humanitarian Organizations

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 Manila Philippines G Humanitarian Organizations

Community Engagement Voluntary Service

1972 Turin Italy G

Community Exchange System

CES Cape Town South Africa F

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

2010 E g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Community Partners International

CPI 2010 Berkeley CA USA G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F Humanitarian Organizations

Complementary Protocol to the Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Southeast Pacific by Hydrocarbons and other Harmful Substances

1983 Quito Ecuador T g Treaties, IGOs

Complementary Protocol to the Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Southeast Pacific by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Comunidad de Educación Teológica Ecuménica Latinoamericana y Caribeña

CETELA 1988 Mexico City Mexico J y International Federations

Comunità di Sant'Egidio - ACAP

1973 Rome Italy G

Comunità Ecumenica 'Cardinale Mercier'

1983 R Humanitarian Organizations, Religious Orders

Comunità Laici Missionari Cattolici

CLMC 1972 Genoa Italy G

Comunità Volontari per il Mondo

CVM 1978 Porto San Giorgio Italy G