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

European Plant Science Organization

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

European PPP Operating Companies in Infrastructure and Services

E3PO 2008 Brussels Belgium D y

European Reference Organization for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic Services

EUREF Nijmegen Netherlands D

European Regional Convention for the Maritime Mobile Radio Service

1948 T g

European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy

DIESIS 1997 Brussels Belgium F

European Research Network on Philanthropy

ERNOP 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands F

European Services Forum

ESF 1999 Brussels Belgium F y

European Services Strategy Unit

ESSU 1973 Tralee Ireland G

European Social Work Research Association

ESWRA 2014 D v

European Society for Population Economics

ESPE 1986 D v

European Street Rod Association

ESRA 1995 Berchem Belgium D

European Students For Liberty

ESFL Washington DC USA F

European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management

ESTIEM 1990 Eindhoven Netherlands D t

European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture

ESCORENA 1973 Philadelphia PA USA F g

European Third Party Providers Association

ETPPA Hoegaarden Belgium J

European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

eu-LISA 2011 Tallinn Estonia E g

European Union of Christian Democratic Workers

EUCDW 1977 Brussels Belgium D

European Union of Insurance and Social Security Medicine

EUMASS 1974 Leuven Belgium D

European Vending and Coffee Service Association

EVA 1976 Brussels Belgium D

European Venture Philanthropy Association

EVPA 2004 Brussels Belgium D y

Europska zaklada za filantropiju i drusveni razvoj

Zagreb Croatia G f


2012 Renfrew ON Canada E y

Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services

Eaquals 1991 Budapest Hungary D

Evidence Action

2013 Washington DC USA G

Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

IJAB 1967 Bonn Germany N

Fairfood International

2002 Amsterdam Netherlands F


1960 Bern Switzerland G

Fairtrade International

FLO 1997 Bonn Germany D ty

Families of the Missing

FOM 2003 Brooklyn NY USA G

Families Relief

1994 London UK N

Family Africa

TFA 2004 Johannesburg South Africa G

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

1971 Rome Italy E g


Rome Italy F g

FAO Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Rice in the Mediterranean Climate Areas

MedRice Network 1990 Grugliasco Italy F

FAO Investment Centre

1964 Rome Italy E g

FAO Regional Office for Africa

FAO/RAF Accra Ghana E g

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RAP 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO/REU 1947 Budapest Hungary E gy

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Chile E g

FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

1947 Cairo Egypt E g

FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus

CACTUSNET 1993 Santiago Chile E g

FAO/CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts

NUCIS 1990 Tarragona Spain E

FAO/CIHEAM International Network for the Research and Development of Pasture and Forage Crops

1978 Mont-Saint-Guibert Belgium E

Farm Radio International

1979 Ottawa ON Canada F

Federación de Municipios del Istmo Centroamericano


Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Fédération européenne de psychothérapie socio- et somato-analytique

2000 Lipsheim France D

Fédération européenne des retraités et des personnes âgées

FERPA 1993 Brussels Belgium E

Fédération internationale des associations de personnes âgées

FIAPA 1980 Paris France D

Fédération internationale des centres l'étude et de documentation libertaires

FICEDL Lausanne Switzerland F