The International Civil Society Centre helps the world’s leading international civil society organisations (ICSOs) maximise their impact for a sustainable and more equitable world.

The International Civil Society Centre works with ICSOs to develop strategies for successfully navigating change. We: scan the horizon for opportunities and disruptions; enable learning and cooperation among ICSOs and their stakeholders; support ICSOs develop effective leadership; promote robust accountability to strengthen ICSOs’ legitimacy; and enhance civic space and participation.

We believe ICSOs play a crucial role in the fight for a sustainable and more equitable world. As globalisation progresses, challenges and opportunities increasingly demand a response at the global level. ICSOs are in a key strategic position to contribute, carrying a special responsibility to deliver.


What our Partners say about us

The International Civil Society Centre is a unique place – gathering the forces of global civil society organisations. Each has an impact of its own, but together they are much more than the sum of their parts. Together you are a formidable voice that cannot be ignored by policymakers all around the world.

Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD