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

Bureau international des Médecins sans frontières

MSF International 1971 Geneva Switzerland F

Burkle Center for International Relations

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G

Business Council for International Understanding

BCIU 1955 New York NY USA G

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

CALALA - Fondo de Mujeres

Calala Barcelona Spain G

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace

CICP 1994 Phnom Penh Cambodia G j

Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament

CICD 1959 Carlton VIC Australia G

Campbell Collaboration

2000 Oslo Norway F

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Council for Refugees

CCR 1978 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Institute of International Affairs

CIIA 1928 Toronto ON Canada G j

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Toronto ON Canada G

Candid Foundation

Berlin Germany G f

Cap Anamur - Deutsche Not-Ärzte

Cap Anamur 1979 Cologne Germany G

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance


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

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Caritas Australia

1964 Sydney NSW Australia 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 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