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

International Association for Religious Freedom

IARF 1900 London UK C y

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

IARSLCE 2006 New Orleans LA USA N

International Association for Student Insurance Services

IASIS Amsterdam Netherlands E

International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention

IATDP 1911 Hamilton OH USA N

International Association of Advanced Materials

IAAM 2010 Ulrika C

International Association of Applied Psychology

IAAP 1920 Indianapolis IN B v

International Association of Building Companions

1953 Ludwigshafen Germany F

International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

INTERCARGO 1980 London UK C

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

IAFMHS 2001 Burnaby BC D v

International Association of Former OEEC and OECD Staff

1972 Paris France E v

International Association of Free Thought

AIFT 2011 Paris France E

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management

IAHCSMM 1958 Chicago IL USA G

International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing

IAHSA 1994 Washington DC USA D

International Association of Jewish Free Loans

IAJFL 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

International Association of Judges

IAJ 1953 Rome Italy C

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

IAM 1888 Upper Marlboro MD USA G

International Association of Schools of Social Work

IASSW 1929 B y

International Association of Student Affairs and Services

IASAS 2000 Brussels Belgium B y

International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services

iAWFES 2007 Madison WI USA N

International Boarding and Pet Services

IBPSA J

International Bodyguard and Security Services Association

IBSSA Petach Tiqva Israel D

International Buddhist Relief Organization

IBRO Birmingham UK G

International Bull Evaluation Service

INTERBULL 1983 Uppsala Sweden E

International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services

ICCRS 1971 Vatican City Vatican F

International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons

ICF 1971 Landover Hills MD USA F f

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

ICARDA 1977 Beirut E g

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

ICBA 1999 Dubai United Arab Emirates E

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW 1976 Washington DC USA G

International Centre for Earth Construction

1979 Villefontaine France E y

International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

ICMEC 1998 Alexandria VA USA E

International Centre for Research on Delinquency, Marginality and Social Relationships

1993 San Sebastian Spain E

International Centre for Trade Union Rights

ICTUR 1987 London UK E t

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture

1967 Cali Colombia E

International Centre for Water Management Services

cewas Willisau Switzerland G

International Centre of Bethlehem

ICB 1995 Bethlehem Palestine N

International Centre of Water for Food Security

IC Water Wagga Wagga NSW Australia G

International Child Welfare Organization

ICWO 1989 Kumi Uganda G

International Child Welfare Service

1974 Rønde Denmark G

International Children's Care

ICC 1978 Vancouver WA USA E

International Children's Trust

ICT 1967 Coventry UK G f

International Christian Aid Relief Enterprises

ICARE 1982 Surry Hills NSW Australia G

International Christian Maritime Association

ICMA 1969 B y

International Christian Peace Service

EIRENE 1957 Neuwied Germany D

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO 1947 Montréal QC Canada B g

International Civil Liberties Alliance

ICLA 2012 Basel Switzerland C

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

ICLMG 2002 Toronto ON Canada G y

International Civil Society Action Network

ICAN 2006 Washington DC USA F

International Civil Society Centre

2007 Berlin Germany E y

International Civil Society Support

ICSS 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands G

International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation

ICAO 1951 Seoul Korea Rep E

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