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


2000 Brussels Belgium F y

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G

Allied Coordination Committee

ACC 1944 F

Alpha Charitable Foundation

1992 North York ON Canada N f




Brussels Belgium F y

AMAR International Charitable Foundation

AICF 1995 London UK G f

Amendment of Article Seven of the Inter-American Amateur Radio Service Convention

1988 Washington DC USA T g

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services

AMIDEAST 1951 Washington DC USA G

American Friends Service Committee

AFSC 1917 Philadelphia PA USA G

American Jewish World Service

AJWS 1985 New York NY USA G


1977 Brussels Belgium D

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Ananda Marga Yoga Society

1955 Kolkata India R

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Animal Liberation Front

ALF 1976 Los Angeles CA USA F

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g

Anne Frank Fonds

AFF 1963 Basel Switzerland G f

Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing China E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Bristol UK G


2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum

1980 Khartoum Sudan K g

Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Foundations Forum

AFF 2006 Amman Jordan F y

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libya F eg

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libya K eg

Arab Press Freedom Watch


Arab Society for Academic Freedom

2008 J

Arab Society for Academic Freedoms

ASAF 2008 Amman Jordan D

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt J

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Entwicklungsdienste

AGdD Bonn Germany G y

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E

Art Services International

ASI 1966 Alexandria VA USA N