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

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

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Egypt G Professional Bodies

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA G

Arab Foundations Forum

AFF 2006 Amman Jordan F y International Federations

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F gf Funds, IGOs

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

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

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

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

Arab Petroleum Services Company

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

Arab Press Freedom Watch

APFW London UK F

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

EGdD Bonn Germany G y International Federations

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

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

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N

ASCEND

1982 Holladay UT USA N Humanitarian Organizations

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

AFAS 1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Social Security Association

ASSA 1998 D

Ashinaga

1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ACSEP Singapore Singapore G

Asia Cruise Services Network

ACSN Bangkok Thailand J

Asia for Animals Coalition

AfA 2011 Sheung Wan Hong Kong D y International Federations

Asia Pacific Student Services Association

APSSA 1988 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Europe Foundation

ASEF 1997 Singapore Singapore F gf Foundations, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Academic and Industrial Services

APAIS Daejeon Korea Rep J

Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and and Philanthropy

APCSIP 2001 Hawthorn Australia G

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance

APPDSA 2014 J

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network

APSTSN 2008 F

Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education

APASWE 1974 D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Church Women's Conference

ACWC 1958 Taipei Taiwan F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Co-Benefits Partnership

ACP 2009 Hayama Japan F

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

ACHR 1988 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Food Security Association

AFSA 2010 Dhaka Bangladesh D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore G Institutes

Asian Network for Free Elections

ANFREL 1997 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia

AsiaDHRRA 1994 Quezon City Philippines E

Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

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