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

Clean Trade

London UK F


1958 Brussels Belgium E

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome Italy R

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

CDKN 2010 Cape Town South Africa F y

ClimateWorks Foundation

2008 San Francisco CA USA F fy

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA


Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development

CREID Brighton UK E

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coalition of Women in Africa for Peace and Development

COWAP Abuja Nigeria D

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

CERF Encinitas CA USA G f

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

CAWSO 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome Italy F

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Colombo Plan Staff College

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g

Comic Relief

1985 London UK G

Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Chile E g

Comisión Interamericana de Desarrollo Social

CIDES 1996 Washington DC USA E g

Comité d'études et de services des assureurs maritimes et transports

CESAM Paris France N

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité européen de normalisation

CEN 1961 Brussels Belgium D y

Comité Permanente Interamericano de Seguridad Social

CPISS Mexico City Mexico K g

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g

Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation - USG/UISG

1974 Rome Italy E

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g

Commission on Voluntary Service and Action

CVSA 1945 Los Angeles CA USA G

Commissione Cooperazione Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia Italy G

Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa

CAFA 1991 Portland ME USA G

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g

Committee of Intelligence and Security Service of Africa

CISSA 2004 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW 1982 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD 1969 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

COPUOS 1959 Vienna Austria E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g

Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ 1981 New York NY USA E

Common Global Ministries Board

CGMB 1810 Indianapolis IN USA G

Common Ground Research Networks

1984 Champaign IL USA J

Commonwealth Foundation

CF London UK F fg

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F fg

Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

COSW London UK C

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G

Communion and Liberation

CL 1954 Rome Italy F