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 Type III

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services

AMIDEAST 1951 Washington DC USA G

American Friends Service Committee

AFSC 1917 Philadelphia PA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Jewish World Service

AJWS 1985 New York NY USA G

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B Human Rights Organizations

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team

AMURT 1955 Rockville MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Ananda Marga Yoga Society

1955 Kolkata India R Religious Orders

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

ANESVAD Foundation

1968 Bilbao Spain G Foundations

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne 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 IGOs, FAO Bodies

Anne Frank Fonds

AFF 1963 Basel Switzerland G f Funds

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N Human Rights Organizations

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing China E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Applied Services Economic Centre

ASEC 1985 Geneva Switzerland G

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Pershore UK G


2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA 2009 Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum

1980 Khartoum Sudan K g IGOs, Institutes

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

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Egypt G Professional Bodies

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Foundations Forum

AFF 2006 Amman Jordan F y International Federations

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F gf IGOs, Funds

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F gf IGOs, Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

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 Funds, Funds

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt D

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G Trade and Labour Unions

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Entwicklungsdienste

AGdD Bonn Germany G y International Federations

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F Human Rights Organizations

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E Humanitarian Organizations

Art Services International

ASI 1966 Alexandria VA USA N

Artists Project Earth

APE Banbury UK G 1600005143

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N


1982 Holladay UT USA N Humanitarian Organizations

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

AFAS 1995 T g IGOs, Treaties

ASEAN Social Security Association

ASSA 1998 D


1993 Tokyo Japan G