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

Congregation of the Apostolic Carmel

1868 Bangalore India R

Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Missionaries of Scheut 1862 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Mission

Vincentians 1625 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

Resurrectionists 1836 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

1800 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Sacred-Heart of Jesus

1818 Cléon France R

Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows

1839 Shreveport LA USA R

Conrad N Hilton Foundation

CNHF 1944 Agoura Hills CA USA G f

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D ty

Consejo de Fundaciones Americanas de Desarrollo

SOLIDARIOS 1972 Santo Domingo Dominican Rep D

Consejo de Institutos de Seguridad Social de Centroamérica y República Dominicana

CISSCAD 1992 Tegucigalpa Honduras D

Consensus for Sustainable People, Organisations and Communities

CSPOC 1983 Geneva Switzerland G

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

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association

CCRDA 1973 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G y

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CGAP 1995 Washington DC USA E y

Consumers International

CI 1960 London UK B y

Containers of Hope

1994 Romford UK N

Controinformazione Terzo Mondo - Servizio Internazionale Volontario

CTM-SIV 1985 Lecce Italy G

Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit

1921 T g

Convention Concerning Benefits in the Case of Employment Injury

1964 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1933 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

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

1962 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Invalidity, Old-age and Survivors' Benefits

1967 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Medical Care and Sickness Benefits

1969 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Minimum Standards of Social Security

1952 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Occupational Health Services

1985 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1975 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Seafarers' Pensions

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Seafarers' Welfare at Sea and in Port

1987 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1946

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1987

1987 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

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

1982 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Organization of the Employment Service

1948 Geneva Switzerland T g

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

1957 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning the Reciprocal Grant of Assistance to Distressed Persons

1951 T g

Convention Concerning the Settlement of Various Classes of Pensions Which Were Not Regulated by the Rome Convention

1922 T g

Convention Ensuring Benefit or Allowances to the Involuntarily Unemployed

1934 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention for the Establishment of a Postal and Telegraph Money Order Service

1912 T g

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

1950 Strasbourg France T g

Convention for the Regulation of the Unified Central American Consular Service

1912 T g

Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency

1986 T gy

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

1986 T gy

Convention on Information and Legal Cooperation Concerning "Information Society Services"

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime

1990 Strasbourg France T g

Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic

1969 Rome Italy T g

Convention on the Declaration of Death of Missing Persons, 1950

1950 T g

Convention on the Declaration of Death of Missing Persons, 1967

1967 T g

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