Sustainable Development Major Groups
Broad public participation is a fundamental prerequisite of sustainable development, and Agenda 21 recognizes nine major groups of civil society.
DESA's Division for Sustainable Development provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels.
The table below presents data on all organizations active in the CSD process, including special active and inactive accreditation categories, major groups' sectors, and meeting participation history.