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

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 Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

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 Seoul Korea Rep 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

Asian Research Service

ARS 1972 Burnaby BC Canada G

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Nasushiobara Japan E j Institutes

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

AVPN 2011 Singapore Singapore F y International Federations

Asian Women's Welfare Association

AWWA 1970 Singapore Singapore N

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Andhra Pradesh India E

Asian-Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy

APLFD 1954 Taipei Taiwan F Human Rights Organizations

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación Internacional de Organismos de Supervisión de Fondos de Pensiones

AIOS 1996 Santiago Chile D Funds, Funds

Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Cementerios y Servicios Funderarios

ALPAR 1988 Medellin Colombia D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Assist International

1990 Scotts Valley CA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Assistance to Support Humanity and Need for Aid Organization

ASHNA 2011 Kabul Afghanistan G Humanitarian Organizations

Association Aide au Tiers-Monde

ATM 1962 Sars Poteries France G Humanitarian Organizations

Association Caritative et Humanitaire des Ordres de Chevalerie

ACHOC Saint-Jean de Braye France J Humanitarian Organizations

Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique

AFDEAA 2000 Dakar Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Association des Jeunes Volontaires au Service du Monde Environnemental

AJVSME 2011 Lomé Togo G

Association Europe and Society

1985 F

Association européenne Cuba libre

1996 Neuilly-sur-Seine France N

Association femmes d'Europe

1976 Brussels Belgium G v

Association for a Free Scandinavia

Bagsvaerd Denmark N

Association for Agro-Industrial Development of the Sahel

1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G Humanitarian Organizations

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Childhood Education International

ACEI 1892 Washington DC USA G Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Association for Personnel Services Overseas

1985 The Hague Netherlands G y International Federations

Association for Philosophy and Liberation

1982 Coyoacan Mexico G

Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society

APBREBES 2009 Lausanne Switzerland C y International Federations

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

APLIC International 1968 Research Triangle Park NC USA G v

Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa

AROCSA 2014 Indianapolis IN USA G

Association for the Promotion of the International Circulation of the Press

DISTRIPRESS 1955 London UK B

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Association Internationale de la Femme Marocaine à l'Étranger

AIFME 2008 Sevran France G

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