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

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f

Christian Aid Mission

1953 Charlottesville VA USA G

Christian Blind Mission

CBM 1908 Bensheim Germany F

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 Hoofddorp 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 Coalition on Climate Change

CSCCC Washington DC USA F

Civil Society Europe

2014 Paris France 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 Trade

London UK F


1958 Brussels Belgium E

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome Italy R

ClimateWorks Foundation

2008 San Francisco CA USA F fy

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA


Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development

CREID Brighton UK E

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

CERF Encinitas CA USA G f

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

CAWSO 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome Italy F

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

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

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g

Comic Relief

1985 London UK G

Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Chile E g

Comisión Interamericana de Desarrollo Social

CIDES 1996 Washington DC USA E g

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

CESAM Paris France N

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité Permanente Interamericano de Seguridad Social

CPISS Mexico City Mexico K g