Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

No Poverty


While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

2Build 4 Ward International Organization

2x4 International Sacramento CA USA F

A Partnership with Africa

APA Dublin Ireland G

AARP Global Network

2006 Washington DC USA E

AARP International

1958 Washington DC USA G

ABANTU for Development

1991 Accra Ghana E

Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social

AIADTSS 1972 E v

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Access Quality International

AQI Chiang Mai Thailand E

Accord Européen Concernant la Sécurité Sociale des Bateliers de la Navigation Intérieure

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

ACP Civil Society Forum

ACP CSF 1997 Meise Belgium F

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney Australia G

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G

Acting for Women in Distressing Circumstances

1996 Phnom Penh Cambodia G

ACTION

2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F Humanitarian Organizations

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G Humanitarian Organizations

Action Committee Service for Peace

1968 Bonn Germany G

Action from Ireland

Afri 1975 Dublin Ireland G

Action Reconciliation Services for Peace

ARSP 1958 Berlin Germany G

Action vivre ensemble

1977 Brussels Belgium G

ActionAid

1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

ACTS International

1968 San Clemente CA USA G

Adara Development

1998 Edmonds WA USA F f

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings

1998 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

ADF International

Brussels Belgium F

Administrative Centre of Social Security for Rhine Boatmen

1950 Strasbourg France E g IGOs

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, ILO Bodies, UNESCO Bodies, Staff Associations, IGOs

Adriano Olivetti Foundation

1962 Rome Italy G f Foundations

Adult Children of Alcoholics - World Service Organization

ACA Torrance CA USA G v

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Advocates for International Development

A4ID London UK G

Advocates International

1991 Alexandria VA USA G Human Rights Organizations

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Africa 2000

2004 London UK G

Africa 2000 Plus Network, Harare

1989 Harare Zimbabwe F

Africa Asia Development Relief Foundation

ADRF 1994 Seoul Korea Rep G f Foundations

Africa Centre for Open Governance

AfriCOG Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Community Technical Service

ACTS Comox BC Canada G

Africa Free Media Foundation

1993 Nairobi Kenya F f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

AFIC 2006 Kampala Uganda F y International Federations

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Platform

ACP 2010 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Platform for Social Protection

APSP Nairobi Kenya F

African Action on AIDS

AAA 1990 New York NY USA G

African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development

ACARTSOD 1977 E g IGOs

African Centre for Migration and Society

ACMS Witwatersrand South Africa G

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