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

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance


Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Bridgetown Barbados F

Caribbean Development Bank

CDB 1969 St Michael Barbados F g

Caribbean Employers' Confederation

CEC 1960 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Environment Programme

CEP Kingston Jamaica E g

Caribbean Meteorological Organization

CMO 1973 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D g

Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum

CPHD Forum 2014 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago F y

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Caritas Australia

1964 Sydney NSW Australia G

Caritas International, Belgium

1948 Brussels Belgium G

Caritas Internationalis

CI 1950 Vatican City Vatican B y

Caritas para la Cooperación Internacional - Caritas Española

Madrid Spain G

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

CCEIA 1914 New York NY USA G

Carrefour d'éducation à la solidarité internationale - Québec

CESIQ 1969 Québec QC Canada G

Carrefour de solidarité internationale

CSI 1974 Sherbrooke QC Canada G y


2006 Chambéry France F

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G

Casa Árabe

2006 Madrid Spain G g

Casa Asia

2001 Barcelona Spain G

Caspian Economic Cooperation Organization


Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network

CENN 1998 Tbilisi Georgia F


1962 New York NY USA N


1991 Hong Kong Hong Kong G

Cell Stress Society International

CSSI 1999 West Hartford CT USA D

Center d'analyse politique des relations internationales

CAPRI 1987 Liège Belgium G

Center for Communications, Health and the Environment

CECHE 1990 Washington DC USA G

Center for Conservation Peacebuilding

CPeace 2006 Washington DC USA G

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G

Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation

CGDC 2009 Geneva Switzerland F

Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington DC

1990 Washington DC USA G

Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange

CHOICE Humanitarian 1982 West Jordan UT USA G

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation

CIHC 1992 New York NY USA G

Center for International Legal Cooperation

CILC The Hague Netherlands G

Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development

CIRSD Belgrade Serbia G

Center for International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies

1991 Tübingen Germany G

Center for International Security and Cooperation

CISAC 1983 Stanford CA USA G

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for Teaching International Relations

CTIR 1968 Denver CO USA G

Center for UN Reform Education

CURE 1978 New York NY USA G

Center for United Nations Constitutional Research

CUNCR Brussels Belgium E

Center of Research and Action for Peace

CERAP 1962 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E

Center on International Cooperation, New York NY

CIC 1996 New York NY USA G j

Central American Economic Cooperation Committee

1952 Mexico City Mexico E g

Central Asia Foundation

CAF Jersey City NJ USA N f