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

CARE International

1945 Brussels Belgium 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

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

CCHRP 1999 Cambridge MA USA G Human Rights Organizations


2006 Chambéry France F

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G Human Rights Organizations

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Chile G

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

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 Funds, Humanitarian Organizations

Celtic League

CL 1961 Caerphilly UK D v

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange

CHOICE Humanitarian 1982 West Jordan UT USA G Humanitarian Organizations

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 Agency for Air Navigation Services

2001 Tegucigalpa Honduras K

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 American Social Integration Secretariat

1995 Panama Panama E g 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

Centre de Recherche sur les sociétés de l'océan Indien

CRESOI 2001 Saint-Denis Réunion G

Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society

CASAS 1997 Cape Town South Africa G

Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development

CASSAD 1990 Ibadan Nigeria G

Centre for Development Aid with Liberty and Progress

1963 Pont-à-Celles Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Centre for Development Policy and Research, London

CDPR London UK G

Centre for Development Studies, Bath

CDS 1975 Bath UK G

Centre for European and International Liaisons for Social Security

1959 Paris France N