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

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels D j

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g

Calmeadow Charitable Foundation

CCF 1983 Toronto ON Canada G f

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

1956 Lisbon Portugal G f

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

Canadian Executive Service Organization

CESO 1967 Toronto ON Canada G

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G


1956 New York NY G f

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 Brussels Belgium F f

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Philanthropy Network

CPN 2003 St Thomas Virgin Is USA D

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement

1996 T g

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok F y

Caritas Australia

1964 Sydney NSW Australia G

Caritas Europa

1985 Brussels Belgium E

Caritas in Veritate Foundation

Chambésy Switzerland F f

Caritas Internationalis

CI 1950 Vatican City Vatican B y

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

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus

1891 Sittard Netherlands R

Carpathian Foundation International

CF 1995 Budapest Hungary K f

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

CCHRP 1999 Cambridge MA USA G


2006 Chambéry France F

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Chile G

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

CNEWA 1926 New York NY USA F

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Catholic Organization for Relief and Development

Cordaid 1999 The Hague Netherlands G y

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD F

CBD Alliance

E y


1991 Hong Kong Hong Kong G

Celtic League

CL 1961 Caerphilly UK D v

Center for Creative Leadership

CCL 1970 Greensboro NC USA C

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G

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

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

Center for the Global South

CGS 1992 Washington DC USA G