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


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 for International Development and Education on Construction of Tubular Structures


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

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Communicating and Working Together

2003 Issy-les-Moulineaux France G


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 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

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G Humanitarian Organizations

Confederation of Environmental and Development NGOs of Central Africa

1992 Douala Cameroon D

Confederation of Funds of Cooperation and Solidarity

1995 Barcelona Spain N Funds, Funds

Confederation of the Norden Associations

1965 Copenhagen Denmark D

Conférence au sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des pays ayant le français en partage

Sommet de la Francophonie 1986 Paris France F gc Conference Series, IGOs

Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions

1971 Brussels Belgium F Human Rights Organizations

Conference of French-Speaking Ethnic Communities

1971 Delémont Switzerland S c Conference Series

Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

1977 Strasbourg France E y International Federations

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics

MECO 1974 S c Conference Series

Conference on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

SCAP S c Conference Series

Congé solidaire

1999 Paris France G