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

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

Convention on the Free Issue of Certificates of Civil Status and Exemption from the Need for Legislation

1957 T g

Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters

1965 The Hague Netherlands T g

Convention Regarding Mutual Payment of Old-age Pensions

1949 T g

Convention Regulating Provincial, Communal and District Pensions

1923 T g

Convention Relative to the Monetary System, Customs, Weights and Measures, Fiscal Laws, International Trade and the Consular Service

1909 T g

Convention Respecting Reciprocity in the Granting of Benefits for Reduced Working Capacity

1953 T g

Convention Respecting Social Security

1955 T g

Convention Respecting the Consular Service

1910 T g

Convention Respecting the Free Navigation of the Suez Canal

1888 T g

Convention Respecting Transfers of Insured Persons from One Sick Fund to Another and Respecting Sickness Benefit During Temporary Residence

1953 T g

Convention to Extend and Coordinate Social Security Schemes in Their Application to the Nationals of the Parties to the Brussels Treaty

1949 T g

Cooperation Canada

1968 Ottawa ON Canada G

Coopération internationale de promotion et aides au développement

CIPAD 1995 Othée Belgium G

Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI 1965 Milan Italy G

Cooperazione Italiana Nord-Sud

CINS 1988 Rome Italy G

Coordination SUD

1994 Paris France G y

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security

CTI-CFF 2007 Manado Indonesia E g

Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea

COCESNA 1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F eg

Correspondence Service in Esperanto

1957 Void Vacon France E v

Council for Health Service Accreditation in Southern Africa

Cohsasa 1995 Pinelands South Africa G

Council for MENA Affairs

ForMENA Brussels Belgium J

Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events

2016 T g

Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism

2005 Strasbourg France T g

Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

2005 Strasbourg France T g

Council of Non-Governmental Organizations for Development Support

1982 Dakar Senegal E y

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

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

Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe

CBBA-Europe 2017 Brussels Belgium D

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Cruelty Free International

1898 London UK G

CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness

CPDE 2012 Quezon City Philippines F y


1998 New Malden UK G

CTIF International Association of Fire and Rescue Services

1900 Ljubljana Slovenia C

CUAMM - Medici con l'Africa

1950 Padua Italy G

Cuso International

1961 Ottawa ON Canada G

Customs Convention Concerning Welfare Material for Seafarers

1964 Brussels Belgium T g