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

Commission on Voluntary Service and Action

CVSA 1945 Los Angeles CA USA G

Commissione Cooperazione Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia G

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

Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations

CRNGOs 1972 E y

Committee on Information

COI 1978 New York NY USA E g

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD 1969 Geneva E g

Common Action Forum

CAF 2015 Madrid Spain F

Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies

CALRAs 2003 Guildford UK C

Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management

CCEAM 1970 Waterloo ON Canada C

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F fg

Commonwealth NGO Forum

London UK S c

Commonwealth Relations Trust

1943 London UK G f

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G

Communiquer et travailler ensemble

COMETE international 2003 Issy-les-Moulineaux France G


2010 N

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 Manila G

Community Exchange System

CES 2003 Cape Town South Africa F

Community Media Forum Europe

CMFE 2004 Brussels F y

Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs


Community Partners International

CPI 2010 San Francisco CA USA G

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F

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

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

Comunidad de Educación Teológica Ecuménica Latinoamericana y Caribeña

CETELA 1988 Mexico City Mexico J y

Comunità di Sant'Egidio - ACAP

1973 Rome Italy G

Comunità Ecumenica 'Cardinale Mercier'

1983 R

Comunità Impegno Servizio Volontariato

CISV 1972 Turin Italy G

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

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Turkey D

Confédération des ONG d'environnement et de développement de l'Afrique centrale

CONGAC 1992 Douala Cameroon D

Confédération européenne des ong d'urgence et de développement

CONCORD 2003 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of Funds of Cooperation and Solidarity

1995 Barcelona Spain N

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 cg

Conférence des communautés ethniques de langue française

1971 Delémont Switzerland S c

Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions

1971 Brussels Belgium F

Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

1977 Strasbourg E y

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

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference of the Americas on International Education

CAIE 2009 Montréal QC Canada F cy

Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics

MECO 1974 S c

Conference on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific


Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones

CPCCAF 1973 Paris France C y

Congé solidaire

1999 Paris France G

CONGO Committee on Human Rights

Geneva Switzerland E

Connecting Cultures

2018 Madrid G v

Conseil des communautés africaines en Europe/Belgique

CCAE/B Brussels Belgium G

Conseil euro-marocain du développement de coopération et d'échanges socioculturels

Aix-en-Provence France G