As an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with active participation in the UN system, JCI’s international partners include big names in global development, capacity building and international cooperation. Our partnerships are based in mutual goals and a synergy with the JCI Mission and Values, creating the maximum impact to support the local work our members do every day.
Partner: United Nations
Focus: UN Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs)
JCI has officially partnered with the UN since 1954. Through the years, these relationships have expanded to include various branches in the UN system as the two organizations collaborate to magnify their collective impact.
In 2003, JCI committed to advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-bound targets for poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. JCI members organize thousands of projects every year committed to advancing the goals and using the UN MDGs as a framework.
At JCI’s many Leadership Summits, held in collaboration with the UN, delegates join with representatives from key partners to focus on a current issue and seek workable solutions for members to enact locally. Read more about the 2009 JCI Leadership Summit.
Partner: United Nations Global Compact
Focus: Corporate Sustainability
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally-accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals. Launched in 2000, it is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with over 10,000 signatories in 145 countries, and Local Networks in over 100 countries. JCI partners with the UN Global Compact to educate small- and medium-sized enterprises on how to be responsible and profitable in a competitive global market.
Partner: International Chamber of Commerce-World Chambers Federation (ICC-WCF)
Focus: Global Economic Progress
The ICC is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth. Through our partnership with the ICC-WCF, JCI Local Organizations collaborate with local chambers of commerce to collaborate on projects to advance global economic progress and encourage entrepreneurship.
Partner: UN Foundation
Focus: Combating Malaria with JCI Nothing But Nets
Malaria is the leading killer of children in Africa, but this deadly disease can be prevented with the use of insecticide-treated bed nets. Through JCI Nothing But Nets, a campaign in partnership with the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets initiative, JCI members raise funds for the purchase and distribution of insecticide-treated nets and educate communities on their proper use.
Partner: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Focus: Youth Capacity Building
Since 1996, JCI has contributed to achieving UNESCO's goal of promoting cooperation among its 193 Member States and 6 Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. JCI Local and National Organizations collaborate with UNESCO in many ways, including participating in the NGO International Conference and theme-specific collective and regional consultations.
Partner: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Focus: Child Health
JCI has worked with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) since 1994 to implement cooperation agreements focusing on children in JCI’s Latin American National Organizations. Enjoying international recognition as part of the United Nations system, PAHO serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. PAHO supports JCI National Organizations in Latin America to implement projects related to MDG 4: reduce child mortality.