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

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 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 Moskva 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 BO Italy G

CivSource Africa

Kampala Uganda J

Clarence Foundation

1999 Oakland CA USA N f

CLECAT

1958 Brussels Belgium E

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome RM Italy R

ClimateWorks Foundation

2008 San Francisco CA USA F fy

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA

J

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

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 RM Italy E g

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome RM Italy F

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

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Comic Relief

1985 London UK G

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

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan 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 Permanente Interamericano de Seguridad Social

CPISS Mexico City CDMX Mexico K g

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome RM Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Cairo Egypt E g

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome RM Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile E g

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

Committee of Intelligence and Security Service of Africa

CISSA 2004 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW 1982 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome RM Italy K g

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 fg

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F fg

Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

COSW London UK C

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G

Communion and Liberation

CL 1954 Rome RM Italy F

Community Learning Centres

CLC 1993 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand K g

Community of Sant'Egidio

1968 Rome RM Italy R

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