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

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 UNESCO Bodies, Foundations

Central Asian Cellular Forum

CACF 2007 Islamabad Pakistan F

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 Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa D

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

Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society

1967 Brussels Belgium N

Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria

1986 Pretoria South Africa G Human Rights Organizations

Centre for Integrated Regional Development Bwamanda-Belgium

Congodorpen 1969 Heverlee Belgium G

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health

2008 Msida Malta E

Centre for Women's Development Studies

CWDS 1980 Delhi India G

Centre international de solidarité ouvrière

CISO 1975 Montréal QC Canada G Human Rights Organizations

Centre international du crédit mutuel

CICM 1979 Paris France G

Centre Muraz

1939 Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso E g IGOs

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRDAP 1979 Dhaka Bangladesh E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Centre population et développement, Paris

CEPED 1988 Paris France G

Centre rennais d'information pour le développement et la libération des peuples

CRIDEV 1974 Rennes France G

Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social

CIESS 1963 Mexico City Mexico E


1988 Madrid Spain G

CESVI Fondazione

1985 Bergamo Italy G f Foundations

Cetacean Freedom Network


Charities Aid Foundation

CAF 1924 West Malling UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds, Foundations

Charities Aid Foundation of America

CAF America 1992 Alexandria VA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

CAF Southern Africa J

Charity Education International

CEI 1997 Glasgow UK G

Charity: Water

New York NY USA G

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

1926 Flint MI USA G f Foundations

Child Legacy International

Boerne TX USA G

Child Rescue International

Camarillo CA USA K

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Childcare Worldwide

1981 Bellingham WA USA N

ChildFund Alliance

2002 New York NY USA F y International Federations, Funds

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Children in Crossfire

Londonderry UK J

Children of Promise International

1973 Centerville OH USA G

Children of the Caribbean Foundation

Beverly Hills CA USA G f Foundations

Children on the Edge

1990 Chichester UK N

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f Funds, Funds

Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services

CARES 1950 Taipei Taiwan N Humanitarian Organizations


1990 Montevideo Uruguay F

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Hong Kong G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f Humanitarian Organizations