ICRI members are encouraged to join forces by joining or participating in ICRI groups in their various forms –these groupings may be geographically or topic-based. These groups contribute to the implementation of ICRI’s objectives at global, regional and local scales.
ICRI’s Ad Hoc Committees focus on specific topic or issue relevant to ICRI’s functioning and objectives.
ICRI’s Operational Networks are its implementing arms. They provide a mechanism to act on-ground to progress the objectives on ICRI.
ICRI encourages regional cooperation to define regional needs and priorities, progress ICRI’s objectives and consolidate regional nodes of ICRI’s Operational networks.
ICRI’s objectives are also implemented through UNEP’s Coral Reef Partnership which helps relevant Regional Seas achieve key international commitments relevant to coral reefs through the provision of tools and guidance to implement best practice in ecosystem-based management of coral reefs.
At the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) – The Ocean Conference – held in June 2017 at UN headquarters in New York, close to 1,400 voluntary commitments for concrete action to advance implementation of SDG 14 were made by governments, the United Nations system, civil society organizations, academia, the scientific community, and the private sector.
ICRI along with the UN Environment Programme is a co-facilitator of the coral reef community.