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

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f


2018 Gembloux Belgium G

Ecole européenne de psychothérapie socio- et somato-analytique, Strasbourg

EEPSSA Lipsheim France G

EcoNews Africa

ENA 1992 Nairobi Kenya G

Economic and Social Development Bank

1974 Caracas Venezuela G g

Economic Freedom Network Asia

EFN Asia 1998 Bangkok Thailand E

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg Germany C

Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean

EPICA 1968 Washington DC USA G

Edna McConnel Clark Foundation

EMCF 1974 New York NY USA G f

Education Relief Foundation

Geneva Switzerland J f

Educational Services International

ESI 1981 Azusa CA USA N

Edward Lamb Foundation

Perrysburg OH USA N f

El Taller International

1991 F

Elevages sans frontières

1999 Wasquehal France G

Eliminate Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation

ECLT Foundation 2002 Carouge Switzerland F fy

Emerge Poverty Free

1995 London UK G

Emerging Europe Alliance for Business Services, Innovation and Technology

Emerging Europe Alliance London UK J

Emmanuel International

EI 1975 Port Perry ON Canada F

Emmaüs Europe

2005 Montreuil France E

Emmaus International

1971 Montreuil France E


1998 Brussels Belgium G g

End Water Poverty

EWP 2007 London UK F y

ENDA Europe

EE 1977 D

enda inter-arabe

enda-ia 1993 Tunis Tunisia G

Energy Poverty Action

EPA Midrand South Africa E

Enfants du Globe

2004 Paris France G

Engage Now Africa

ENA 2002 Foxborough MA USA G

Engineers Against Poverty

EAP London UK G

Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

HIPC Initiative 1996 Washington DC USA E g

Enhanced Integrated Framework

EIF Geneva Switzerland F y

Enraíza Derechos

1985 Madrid Spain G v

Enseignantes de Sainte Dorothée, Filles des Saints Coeurs

Filles des Saints Coeurs 1831 Vicenza Italy R

ENSH-Global Network for Tobacco Free Health Care Services

ENSH-Global 1999 Geelong VIC Australia F

Entraide et fraternité

1961 Brussels Belgium G

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v

Environmental Foundation for Africa

EFA Freetown Sierra Leone G f

Environmental Noetic Study and Service Centre Association

ENSCA Nideggen Germany N


Fann-Dakar Senegal J

Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f

Equilibres and Populations

Equipop 1993 Paris France G

Equipes Saint-Vincent

ESV 1617 Paris France G


Holsbybrunn Sweden G


1991 Brussels Belgium F y

Espoir sans frontières

ESF 1988 Redon France G

Estonian World Council

EWCI 1954 San Diego CA USA E

eu can aid

ECA 1968 Brussels Belgium F

EU Civil Society Contact Group

CSCG 2002 Brussels Belgium F y

eu travel tech

2009 Brussels Belgium D

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

CSF 2011 Berlin Germany F

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F