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

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Calmeadow Charitable Foundation

CCF 1983 Toronto ON Canada G f Foundations

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

1956 Lisbon Portugal G f Foundations

Cambodia Action

1975 Doncaster UK G

CamFed International

1993 Cambridge UK G

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

CCIC 1968 Ottawa ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Executive Service Organization

CESO 1967 Toronto ON Canada G

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Toronto ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Capitol Newswire - International News Service

Palm Springs CA USA N

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty

COTAP 2011 Oakland CA USA G

Care and Relief for the Young

CRY 1992 Southampton UK G

CARE International

1945 Geneva Switzerland F f Humanitarian Organizations

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Philanthropy Network

CPN 2003 St Thomas VI USA D

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement

1996 T g Treaties, IGOs

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Caritas Australia

1964 Sydney Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Caritas Europa

1985 Brussels Belgium E

Caritas Internationalis

CI 1950 Vatican City Vatican B y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Caritas Internationalis - Africa Region

1960 Lomé Togo E

Caritas para la Cooperación Internacional - Caritas Española

Madrid Spain G

Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna

1826 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus

1891 Sittard Netherlands R Religious Orders

Carpathian Foundation International

CF 1995 Budapest Hungary K f Foundations


2006 Chambéry France G

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G Human Rights Organizations

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Chile G

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

CNEWA 1926 New York NY USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Thailand G Humanitarian Organizations

Catholic Organization for Relief and Development

Cordaid 1999 The Hague Netherlands G y International Federations

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

CBD Alliance

E y International Federations


1908 Bensheim Germany F


1991 Hong Kong Hong Kong G Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Celtic League

CL 1961 Caerphilly UK D v

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for International Social Work Studies, University of Connecticut

1992 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for International Social Work Studies, West Hartford

CISWS 1993 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service

2001 Washington DC USA N Institutes

Center for the Global South

CGS 1992 Washington DC USA G

Center for Third World Organizing

CTWO 1980 Oakland CA USA G

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

CPCS 1986 New York NY USA N Institutes

Central American and Dominican Republic Council of Social Security Institutions

1992 Tegucigalpa Honduras D

Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services

1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Central and Eastern European Media Centre Foundation

EMF-FCP 1990 Warsaw Poland F f Foundations, UNESCO Bodies

Central European Air Traffic Services

CEATS 1997 E g IGOs

Centre de documentation internationale pour le développement, les libertés et la paix

CEDIDELP 1981 Paris France G Human Rights Organizations