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

African Foundation For Human Advancement

AFFAH 2003 Lagos Nigeria G f Foundations

African Services Committee

1981 New York NY USA G

African Society of Human Genetics

AfSHG 2003 Wits South Africa D

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

AAWS 1935 New York NY USA F

American Jewish World Service

AJWS 1985 New York NY USA G

Art Services International

ASI 1966 Alexandria VA USA N

Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organization

AOHUPO Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics

APSHG 2006 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños Philippines F

Associated Humans, The

1984 Paris France F v

Association of Veterans-Intelligence Services of France and Allied Countries

Paris France N Alumni and Veterans

Association of Yacht Support Services

AYSS 1991 C

Australasian Society of Human Biology

ASHB 1987 Penrith Australia N

Canadian Executive Service Organization

CESO 1967 Toronto ON Canada G

Capitol Newswire - International News Service

Palm Springs CA USA N

Centro de Intercambio y Servicios Cono Sur Argentina

CISCSA 1988 Córdoba Argentina J

Christian World Service

CWS 1942 Christchurch New Zealand G


1958 Brussels Belgium E

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

CAWSO 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

Comité Protestant évangélique pour la Dignité Humaine

CPDH Ostwald France G

Community of Friends in Need

1945 Düren Germany G

Confederation of European Senior Expert Services

CESES 1989 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Conference on Human Tumor Cloning

Tucson AZ USA S c Conference Series

Controinformazione Terzo Mondo - Servizio Internazionale Volontario

CTM-SIV 1985 Lecce Italy G

Correspondence Service in Esperanto

1957 Void Vacon France E v

Council for Trade in Services

Geneva Switzerland K g IGOs

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

DNDi Geneva Switzerland F

East Asian Union of Human Genetics Societies

EAUHGS 2001 Seoul Korea Rep D

End Human Trafficking Now

EHTN 2006 Geneva Switzerland G

European Federation for Services to Individuals

EFSI 2006 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Funeral Services

EFFS 1994 Düsseldorf Germany D

European Fire Service Sport Federation

ESF 1977 Athens Greece D

European Foundation of Drug Helplines

1993 Brussels Belgium F f Foundations

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association

EHBEA 2008 Durham UK D

European Liaison Committee on Services of General Interest

CELSIG 1994 Brussels Belgium G

European Services Forum

ESF 1999 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Society of Human Genetics

ESHG 1967 Vienna Austria D v

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

ESHRE 1985 Grimbergen Belgium D v

Expanding Human Consciousness

EHC 2004 Tallahassee FL USA N

Fondation de France

1969 Paris France G f Foundations

Gam-Anon International Service Office

1960 Oyster Bay NY USA N

Global Advance

1990 Dallas TX USA N

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS 2010 Lindau Switzerland F

Global Services Network

GSN 1998 Washington DC USA F

Grey Literature Network Service

GreyNet International 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking

2010 J g IGOs

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

1929 New York NY USA G f Foundations

Helsinki España - Dimensión Humana

HE 1990 Madrid Spain F Human Rights Organizations

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

1988 Albuquerque NM USA N

Human Concern International

HCI Ottawa ON Canada G