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

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 Law, Property and Society


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


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

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association Maison Chance

1993 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam F

Association of AfricaFreeAid

AFA 2012 Geneva Switzerland G

Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators

ACSWE 1997 Kingston Jamaica E

Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe

ACLEU 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands D

Association of Christian Institutes for Social Concern in Asia

ACISCA 1970 Bangalore India D Human Rights Organizations

Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP 1960 Arlington VA USA G Professional Bodies

Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations

1995 Berlin Germany G y International Federations

Association of Nongovernmental Development and Service Bodies in Guatemala

Guatemala Guatemala G

Association of Pension and Social Funds of the CIS

APSF 1992 Moscow Russia E Funds, Funds

Association of Private Organizations for Development Service

1967 Bonn Germany G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Association of Retired International Civil Servants, Austria

ARICSA 1993 Vienna Austria G Alumni and Veterans

Association of Telemessaging Services International

ATSI 1946 Atkinson NH USA N

Association of the Pensioned Staff of the Coordinated Organizations and of their Dependants

Paris France E Staff Associations

Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America

1985 Caracas Venezuela E y International Federations

Association of Veterans-Intelligence Services of France and Allied Countries

Paris France N Alumni and Veterans

Association of Volunteers for Programs of Economic and Social Development

1987 Rome Italy G

Association of Yacht Support Services

AYSS 1991 C

Association Roger Riou

1975 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau

Bologna Italy G

Associazione New Humanity

Milan Italy N Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Assurance Services International

ASI 2006 Bonn Germany F

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Atlantic Philanthropies

1990 New York NY USA G f

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA N

Aura Freedom International

Toronto ON Canada G

Auschwitz Foundation - Centre for Research and Documentation

1980 Brussels Belgium N f Foundations

Australian Aid

1974 Barton Australia G g IGOs

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Australian Relief and Mercy Services

ARMS Wollongong Australia G

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations


1961 Fitzroy Australia G

Aviation Security Services Association - International

ASSA-I 2002 Wemmel Belgium D

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g IGOs

AVSI Foundation

1972 Milan Italy G f Foundations

Aya Worldwide

2010 Chicago IL USA G

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G Humanitarian Organizations