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

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 Concern International

FCI Nairobi Kenya F

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 D

Fédération internationale des entreprises de nettoyage

FIDEN 1956 Munich Germany D

Fédération Mondiale des Zones Franches

FEMOZA 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

Federation of Centers for Migration Studies G B Scalabrini

FCMS 1964 New York NY USA E y

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Federazione Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario

Volontari nel Mondo - FOCSIV 1972 Rome Italy G y

Fellowship for African Relief

FAR 1984 Khartoum Sudan G

Femconsult - Consultants on Gender and Development

1985 The Hague Netherlands G

Fida International

1927 Helsinki Finland G

Filles de la Providence de Sainte-Thérèse

1822 Avesnes-sur-Helpe France R

Filles de Sainte Marie du Jardin

Gianellines 1829 Rome Italy R

Fils de la Mère de Dieu Douloureuse

Doloristes 1880 Warsaw Poland R

FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance

FIM 1998 Westmount QC Canada F y

Financial Executives International

FEI 1931 Florham Park NJ USA G

FINCA International

1984 Washington DC USA G f

Find Your Feet

FYF 1960 London UK G

FinMark Trust

FMT 2002 Midrand F f

Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic

CECAF 1967 Accra Ghana E g

Five Talents International

1998 Vienna VA USA G

Folkekirkens Nødhjaelp

FKN 1922 Copenhagen Denmark G f


Brussels F f

Fondation Auschwitz - Centre d'études et de documentation

1980 Brussels Belgium N f

Fondation de France

1969 Paris G f

Fondation internationale carrefour

Levallois-Perret France G f

Fondation internationale pour le développement au service des coopérants et de communautés de base

FIDESCO 1981 Paris France F f

Fondation internationale pour le développement économique et social

FIDES 2001 Cotonou Benin G f

Fondation internationale Roncalli

Montréal QC Canada G f

Fondation Mattei Dogan

FMD 2001 Paris F f

Fondation Pro Victimis

FPV 1988 Geneva G f

Fondazione Lelio e Lisli Basso - ISSOCO

1970 Rome Italy G f

Fondazione Marista per la Solidarietà Internazionale Onlus

2007 Rome Italy F f

Fondazione Mediterranea

1985 Ragusa Italy G f