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

Charity Education International

CEI 1997 Glasgow UK G

Charity: Water

2006 New York NY USA G

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

1926 Flint MI USA G f

Chemists Without Borders

2004 Sacramento CA USA N

Child Legacy International

Boerne TX USA G

Child Rescue International

Camarillo CA USA K

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Childbirth Survival International

CSI Baltimore MD USA G

Childcare Worldwide

1981 Bellingham WA USA N

ChildFund Alliance

2002 New York NY USA F y

Childhood Education International

CE International 1892 Washington DC USA G

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G

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

Children on the Edge

1990 Chichester UK N

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f

Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services

CARES 1950 Taipei Taiwan N


1990 Montevideo Uruguay F

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Hong Kong G

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f

Christian Aid Mission

1953 Charlottesville VA USA G

Christian Blind Mission

CBM 1908 Bensheim Germany G

Christian Conference of Asia

CCA 1959 Chiang Mai Thailand D

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society

CISRS 1957 Bangalore India G j

Christian International Relief Mission

CIRM Stourbridge UK G

Christian Outreach - Relief and Development

CORD 1967 Leamington Spa UK G

Christian Relief Fund

CRF 1974 Amarillo TX USA G f

Christian Relief Services

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Christian World Service

CWS 1942 Christchurch New Zealand G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

CTBI London UK N

Circostrada Network

1993 Paris France F y

Cities Alliance

1999 Brussels Belgium F

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation

CANSO 1996 Schiphol Netherlands C

Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee

CGSIC Alexandria VA USA G

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

Liberties Berlin Germany F

Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for Relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security

CSM 2010 Rome Italy E

Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change

CSCCC Washington DC USA F

Civil Society Europe

2014 Brussels Belgium J y

Civil Society European Academy, Russia

1995 Moscow Russia N

Civil Society Forum on Drugs

CSFD 2007 F y

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y

Civil Society Task Force

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna Italy G

CivSource Africa

Kampala Uganda J

Clarence Foundation

1999 Oakland CA USA N f

Clean Clothes Campaign

CCC 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F