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

Association Europe and Society

1985 F

Association européenne Cuba libre

1996 Neuilly-sur-Seine France N

Association Européenne des Institutions Paritaires de la Protection Sociale

AEIP 1996 Brussels Belgium D

Association femmes d'Europe

1976 Brussels Belgium G v

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Law, Property and Society


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 GE Switzerland G

Association générale des intervenants retraités

AGIR-ABCD 1983 Paris France G

Association Internationale de la Femme Marocaine à l'Étranger

AIFME 2008 Sevran France G

Association internationale des anciens agents, retraités de l'OTAN et de leurs ayants-droits

ARO 1987 Brussels Belgium E v

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association internationale des sociologues de langue française

AISLF 1958 Fribourg FR Switzerland C v

Association internationale Reine Hélène

AIRH 1990 Palmanova UD Italy E

Association of AfricaFreeAid

AFA 2012 Geneva GE 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 Karnataka India D

Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific

ADFIAP 1976 Manila Philippines C y

Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP 1960 Arlington VA USA G

Association of Pension and Social Funds of the CIS

APSF 1992 Moscow Moskva Russia E

Association of Private Organizations for Development Service

1967 Bonn Germany G y

Association of Retired International Civil Servants, Austria

ARICSA 1993 Vienna Austria G

Association of Telemessaging Services International

ATSI 1946 Atkinson NH USA N

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

1985 Caracas DF Venezuela E y

Association of Yacht Support Services

AYSS 1991 C

Association Points-Coeur

1990 Geneva GE Switzerland C

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association Roger Riou

1975 Paris France G

Association transnationale de service civique

ATSC 1980 Geneva GE Switzerland F

Associazione New Humanity

Milan MI Italy N

Associazione Volontari Iniziative di Sviluppo Economico e Sociale

VISES 1987 Rome RM Italy G

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

Australian Aid

1974 Barton ACT Australia G g

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Australian Relief and Mercy Services

ARMS Wollongong NSW Australia G

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G


1961 Fitzroy VIC Australia G

Aviation Security Services Association - International

ASSA-I 2002 Wemmel Belgium D

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g

AVSI Foundation

1972 Milan MI Italy G f

Aya Worldwide

2010 Chicago IL USA G

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G