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


2005 Brussels Belgium D

Citizens for Europe

CFEU 2010 F y

City Destinations Alliance

CityDNA 2007 Dijon F

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg F y

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague F y

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna Italy G


2008 Bonn Germany E y

CJD International Support Alliance

CJDISA Sydney NSW Australia C


1999 Washington DC USA E

Climate Action Network

CAN 1989 Bonn Germany F y

Climate Investment Coalition


Clubhouse International

1994 New York NY USA F

CML Advocacy Network

2007 Bern F

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

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

Pompidou Group 1971 Strasbourg France E g

CO2 Value Europe

CVE 2017 Brussels D

Coaches Across Continents

CAC 2008 Watertown MA USA G

Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

CCRI 2019 E y

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

CDRI 2019 New Delhi J y

Coalition of African NGOs

CoAN Ndjamena Chad J

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Cochrane Collaboration

1993 London UK F

Coimbra Group

1985 Brussels F

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome Italy F

Collaboration Foundation

Los Angeles CA USA N 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

Collaboration santé internationale

CSI 1975 Québec QC Canada G

Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative

CABRI 2004 Centurion South Africa D g

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council

CIPAC 1957 Harpenden UK C

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CPF 1995 New York NY USA E gy

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

Colombo Plan Staff College

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g


1975 Dublin Ireland G

Comitato Collaboriazione Medica

CCM 1968 Turin Italy G

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli

CISP 1982 Rome Italy G

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement-Terre Solidaire

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G

Comité d'aide aux calaminois du Tiers-Monde

CACTM 1978 La Calamine Belgium G

Comité d'aide médicale et de parrainage sans frontières

CAMPSF 1990 Montreuil France G

Comité de solidarité avec l'Europe de l'Est

COLISEE 1976 Paris France G

Comité français pour la solidarité internationale

CFSI 1960 Paris G y

Comité monétaire de la Zone franc

1952 Paris France E g

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y

Comity of Nations


Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CEC 1994 Montréal QC E g

Commission for International Notarial Cooperation

Rome Italy K

Commission for Labor Cooperation