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

Centro de Investigación y Consultoria en Cooperación Internacional

CICCI Bogota Colombia N

Centro Extremeño de Estudios y Cooperación con Iberoamérica

CEXECI Mérida Spain G

Centro Internacional Carlos V

1988 Madrid Spain N

Centro Regionale d'Intervento per la Cooperazione

CRIC 1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G Humanitarian Organizations


1988 Madrid Spain G

CESVI Fondazione

1985 Bergamo Italy G f Foundations

Chance for Childhood

Farnborough UK F v Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Charities Aid Foundation

CAF 1924 West Malling UK G f Foundations, Funds, Humanitarian Organizations

Charities Aid Foundation of America

CAF America 1992 Alexandria VA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Charles F Kettering Foundation

1927 Dayton OH USA G f Foundations

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

Nicosia charter 1990 T g Treaties, IGOs

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

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Chatham House Foundation

CHF 1983 London UK G f Foundations

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

1922 Chicago IL USA G

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations


1973 Bromley UK G Humanitarian Organizations

China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation

CAISTC 1992 Beijing China G

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

CCICED 1992 Beijing China G

China Institute of Contemporary International Relations

CICIR 1960 Beijing China G j Institutes

China NGO Network for International Exchanges

CNIE 2005 Beijing China G

China-EU Association

2001 Beijing China G

Chinese Association for International Understanding

CAFIU 1981 Beijing China G

Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services

CARES 1950 Taipei Taiwan N Humanitarian Organizations

Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association

CIECA 2000 Taipei Taiwan N


1990 Montevideo Uruguay F

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