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

Civil Society Europe

2014 Paris France J y International Federations

Civil Society European Academy, Russia

1995 Moscow Russia N

Civil Society Forum on Drugs

CSFD 2007 F y International Federations

Civil Society Involvement in Drug Policy

CSIDP Amsterdam Netherlands J

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y International Federations

Civil Society Task Force

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

Clarence Foundation

1999 Oakland CA USA N f Foundations


1958 Brussels Belgium E

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

ClimateWorks Foundation

2008 San Francisco CA USA F fy International Federations, Foundations

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA


Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

CERF Encinitas CA USA G f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

CAWSO 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, IGOs

Collaboration of Railway Police and Security Services

1980 Rome Italy F

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g IGOs

Comic Relief

1985 London UK G

Comissão de Pesca Continental e Aquiculture para América Latina e o Caribe

1976 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Comité d'études et de services des assureurs maritimes et transports

CESAM Paris France N

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y International Federations

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa

CAFA 1991 Portland ME USA G

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW 1982 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ 1981 New York NY USA E

Common Global Ministries Board

CGMB 1810 Cleveland OH USA G

Commonwealth Foundation

CF London UK F gf Foundations, IGOs

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F gf Funds, IGOs

Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

COSW London UK C

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Communion and Liberation

CL 1954 Rome Italy F

Community and Family Services International

CFSI 1981 Manila Philippines G Humanitarian Organizations

Community Learning Centres

CLC 1993 Bangkok Thailand K g UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Community of Friends in Need

1945 Düren Germany G

Community of Sant'Egidio

1968 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Community Uplift Projects International

CUP International 1990 Olney MD USA N

Community World Service Asia

1954 Karachi Pakistan F Humanitarian Organizations

Company of St Ursula

1535 Brescia Italy R Religious Orders

Company of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

DC 1633 Paris France R Religious Orders

Compassion International

CI 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G Humanitarian Organizations


1943 Paris France G

Confederation of European Security Services

CoESS 1989 Wemmel Belgium D y International Federations