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

Council on Foundations

CF 1949 Arlington VA USA G

Covenant House

1972 New York NY USA G

Crescendo Worldwide Network

2001 Geneva Switzerland F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe

CBBA-Europe 2017 Brussels Belgium D

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Cruelty Free International

1898 London UK G

CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness

CPDE 2012 Quezon City Philippines F y International Federations


1998 New Malden UK G

CTIF International Association of Fire and Rescue Services

1900 Berlin Germany C

Culture et Liberté

1970 Paris France G Human Rights Organizations

Cuso International

1961 Ottawa ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Customs Convention Concerning Welfare Material for Seafarers

1964 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Cyan International

2009 Didcot UK G

Damien Foundation - Voluntary Organization for Leprosy and TB Control

AF 1964 Brussels Belgium G f Foundations


Stockton-on-Tees UK F

Danish International Human Settlement Service

1988 Aarhus Denmark G

Danube Civil Society Forum

DCSF 2011 Eisenstadt Austria F

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

Salesian Sisters 1872 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Daughters of St Mary of Providence

DSMP 1881 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Daughters of St Mary of the Presentation

1826 Broons France R Religious Orders

Daughters of the Holy Spirit

1706 Rennes France R Religious Orders

David and Elaine Potter Charitable Foundation

2000 J f Foundations

Dayemi Complex Bangladesh

DCB 1969 Dhaka Bangladesh G Humanitarian Organizations

Debt Relief International

DRI 1997 London UK G

Déclaration des Principes Directeurs de L'utilisation de la Radiodiffusion par Satellites pour la Libre Circulation de L'information, L'extension de L'éducation et le Développement des échanges Culturels

1972 T g Treaties, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Declaration of Guiding Principles on the Use of Satellite Broadcasting for the Free Flow of Information, the Spread of Education and Greater Cultural Exchange

1972 T g Treaties, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Declaration Regarding Article 25 of the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Declaration Regarding Article 46 of the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Défi Belgique-Afrique

DBA 1987 Brussels Belgium G

DEMAS - Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

2008 Prague Czech Rep G y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Democracy International

TDI 1979 F v

Depaul International

2004 London UK G

Development Perspectives


Development Research Institute, Tilburg

1963 Tilburg Netherlands G j Institutes

Development Workshop Austria

1986 Hallein Austria G


1966 Sundbyberg Sweden G Humanitarian Organizations

DIAKONIA - Protestant Refugee Service

Vienna Austria G

Dickens Fellowship

1902 London UK E

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Freedom Network

DFN 1998 Newark NJ USA G

Digital Society Foundation

2014 Glenside Australia G f Foundations

Dillon International

1972 Tulsa OK USA N Humanitarian Organizations

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Direct Relief

DR 1948 Santa Barbara CA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Disabled Peoples' International

DPI 1981 Kanata ON Canada B Human Rights Organizations

Distance Education for Africa

DEAfrica Nairobi Kenya D

Dolphinaria-Free Europe

DFE F y International Federations

Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary

Adrian Dominican Sisters 1923 Adrian MI USA R Religious Orders

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

DNDi Geneva Switzerland F