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

Conference of Asian Foundations and Organizations

CAFO 1996 J

Conference of Directors of the Ibero American Meteorological and Hydrological Services

2003 Madrid Spain F

Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

AFRIMET Madrid Spain E

Conference of European Ministers of Social Affairs

Vienna Austria S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Conference of Translation Services of European States

COTSOES 1980 Stockholm Sweden F

Conferência das Jurisdições Constitucionais dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CJCPLP 2008 Maputo Mozambique C g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Confluence Philanthropy

New York NY USA G

Congo Heart of Africa

CHA Yeoville South Africa N

Congregatio a Sacra Familia

CSF 1868 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregatio Fratrum a Sancto Ioseph Benedicto Cottolengo

FSGC 1833 Turin Italy R Religious Orders

Congregatio Religiosorum Sancti Vincentii a Paulo, Patrum et Fratrum

RSV 1845 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congrégation de Sainte-Marie

1843 Paris France R Religious Orders

Congregation of Cellites

Alexian Brothers 1200 Arlington Heights IL USA R Religious Orders

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes

CSA 1858 Fond du Lac WI USA R Religious Orders

Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice

Felician Sisters 1855 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Apostolic Carmel

1868 Bangalore India R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Missionaries of Scheut 1862 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Mission

Vincentians 1625 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

Resurrectionists 1836 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

1800 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Sacred-Heart of Jesus

1818 Cléon France R Religious Orders

Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows

1839 Shreveport LA USA R Religious Orders

Conrad N Hilton Foundation

CNHF 1944 Agoura Hills CA USA G f Foundations

Consortium for International Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite

PEACESAT 1973 Honolulu HI USA F

Consortium for Street Children

CSC 1993 London UK G y International Federations

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association

CCRDA 1973 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G y International Federations

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CGAP 1995 Washington DC USA E y International Federations

Consumers International

CI 1960 London UK B y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Containers of Hope

1994 Romford UK N Humanitarian Organizations

Controinformazione Terzo Mondo - Servizio Internazionale Volontario

CTM-SIV 1985 Lecce Italy G

Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit

1921 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Benefits in the Case of Employment Injury

1964 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Professional Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Equality of Treatment of Nationals and Non-nationals in Social Security

1962 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convention Concerning Invalidity, Old-age and Survivors' Benefits

1967 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Medical Care and Sickness Benefits

1969 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Minimum Standards of Social Security

1952 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Occupational Health Services

1985 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Organizations of Rural Workers and Their Role in Economic and Social Development

1975 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Seafarers' Pensions

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Seafarers' Welfare at Sea and in Port

1987 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1946

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1987

1987 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Establishment of an International Scheme for the Maintenance of Rights under Invalidity, Old-age and Widows' and Orphans' Insurance

1936 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Establishment of an International System for the Maintenance of Rights in Social Security

1982 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Organization of the Employment Service

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention Concerning the Protection and Integration of Indigenous and other Tribal and Semi-tribal Populations in Independent Countries

1957 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

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