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

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group

ENF 2015 Brussels Belgium F

European Academy for Life Research, Integration and Civil Society

2004 D

European Association for Planned Giving

EAPG Lenham UK G

European Association for Population Studies

EAPS 1983 The Hague Netherlands D

European Association of Energy Service Companies

eu.ESCO 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Spain F

European Association of Mail Service Pharmacies

EAMSP Hamburg Germany D

European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners

EAPAP D

European Association of Public Sector Pension Institutions

EAPSPI 1990 Munich Germany D

European Association of Schools of Social Work

EASSW Utrecht Netherlands D

European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry

T and D EUROPE 2008 Brussels Belgium E t

European Association of the Free Thought

EAFT 2007 D

European Business Services Alliance

EBSA Brussels Belgium D y

European Centre for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children

Child Focus 1997 Brussels Belgium G f

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

ECPMF 2015 Leipzig Germany D y

European Centre for Research into Techniques for Informing the Population in Emergency Situations

1988 Madrid Spain G g

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

European Centre 1974 Vienna Austria E g

European Centre on Training and Formation of Local and Regional Authorities and Population in the Field of Natural and Technological Disasters

ECMHT 1995 Baku Azerbaijan G g

European Charities' Committee on Value-Added Tax

ECCVAT 1992 London UK E y

European Child Rescue Alert and Police Network on Missing Children

AMBER Alert Europe Brussels Belgium F y

European Christian Organisations in Relief and Development

EU-CORD 1997 Brussels Belgium E y

European Citizen Action Service

ECAS 1990 Brussels Belgium F y

European Civil Liberties Network

ECLN 2005 F

European Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS

CSF 2005 Luxembourg Luxembourg F y

European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism

ECSPM 2009 Copenhagen Denmark F y

European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry

EFCI 1988 Brussels Belgium D t

European Code of Social Security

1964 Strasbourg France T g

European Code of Social Security, Revised

1990 Strasbourg France T g

European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine

ECAWBM E

European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

EUFMD 1954 Rome Italy E g

European Commission on Agriculture

ECA 1949 Budapest Hungary E g

European Community Foundation Initiative

ECFI 2016 Berlin Germany F

European Consumer Debt Network

ECDN 2007 Aarhus Denmark D

European Contact Group - Ecumenical Network for Economic and Social Action

ECG 1965 E

European Convention Concerning the Social Security of Workers Engaged in International Transport

1956 T g

European Convention on Social Security

1972 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the International Effects of Deprivation of the Right to Drive a Motor Vehicle

1976 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services Based On, or Consisting Of, Conditional Access

2001 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Service Abroad of Documents Relating to Administrative Matters

1977 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Social Protection of Farmers

1974 Strasbourg France T g

European Cooperative for Rural Development

EUCORD Brussels Belgium F

European Cooperative Longo Mai

1973 Basel Switzerland F

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

ECPGR 1980 Rome Italy E g

European Cooperative Research Network on Sustainable Rural Environmental and Energy

SREN 1981 Braunschweig Germany K

European Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience

Paris France G

European Dignity Watch

EDW Seattle WA USA F

European Esperanto Union

1975 Ostend Belgium D

European External Action Service

EEAS Brussels Belgium E g

European Federation for Freedom of Belief

FOB 2015 Rome Italy G y

European Federation of Funeral Services

EFFS 1994 Düsseldorf Germany D

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