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

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


African Centre for Migration and Society

ACMS Witwatersrand South Africa G

African Child in Need

ACIN Kampala Uganda G

African Child in Need

2002 Kampala Uganda N

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Computer and Technology Literacy Awareness Program Charity

ACTLAP Charity 1995 Mississauga ON Canada G

African Correctional Services Association

ACSA 2008 Pretoria South Africa D y International Federations

African Crop Science Society

ACSS 1993 El Minia Egypt D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Development Bank Group

ADB Group 1964 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g IGOs

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

African Freedom of Expression Exchange

AFEX Accra Ghana F y International Federations

African Initiatives for Relief and Development

AIRD 2006 Kampala Uganda F

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j Institutes

African Institute for Economic and Social Development - African Training Centre

1977 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E j Institutes, UNESCO Bodies

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v Human Rights Organizations

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f Foundations

African Management Services Company

AMSCO 1989 Craighall South Africa F egy Corporations, Companies, International Federations, IGOs

African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and Development Agency

AME-SADA 1987 Washington DC USA G

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect

ANPPCAN 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

African Parliament of Civil Society

APCS 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F Parliaments

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c Conference Series

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Relief in Action

ARIA International 1995 Houston TX USA G

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Services Committee

1981 New York NY USA G

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African Woman and Child Features Service

AWC Nairobi Kenya G

African Women's Welfare Group

Tottenham UK G

Afrique verte

Montreuil France G y International Federations

Afro-Caribbean Education and Training Services

ACETS Nottingham UK N


Brooklyn NY USA F

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Aga Khan Development Network

AKDN 1967 Geneva Switzerland F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f Foundations

Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief

ACBAR 1988 G Humanitarian Organizations

AGORA Club International

1996 Lokeren Belgium E Clubs

Agreement Concerning Population Registration

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1969

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1950

1950 T g Treaties, IGOs