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

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 Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago 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 Switzerland E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome 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 Italy F

Community Learning Centres

CLC 1993 Bangkok Thailand K g

Community of Sant'Egidio

1968 Rome Italy R

Community Uplift Projects International

CUP International 1990 Olney MD USA N

Company of St Ursula

1535 Brescia Italy R

Company of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

DC 1633 Paris France R

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

CROP 1992 Bergen Norway E

Compassion International

CI 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G


1943 Paris France G

Confederación Latinoamericana de Pobladores en la Marginación Social


Confederación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores Jubilados, Pensionados y Adultos Mayores

1987 Santo Domingo Dominican Rep D v

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Turkey D

Confédération européenne des ong d'urgence et de développement

CONCORD 2003 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of European Security Services

CoESS 1989 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of European Senior Expert Services

CESES 1989 Brussels Belgium F y

Confederation of NATO Retired Civilian Staff Associations

CNRCSA 2002 Brussels Belgium E

Confederazione Italiani nel Mondo

CIM 2004 Rome Italy N

Conference of Asian Foundations and Organizations

CAFO 1996 J

Conference of Directors of the Ibero American Meteorological and Hydrological Services

2003 Madrid Spain F

Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

AFRIMET Madrid Spain E

Conference of European Ministers of Social Affairs

Vienna Austria S cg

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference of Translation Services of European States

COTSOES 1980 Stockholm Sweden F

Conferência das Jurisdições Constitucionais dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CJCPLP 2008 Maputo Mozambique C g

Confluence Philanthropy

New York NY USA G

Congo Heart of Africa

CHA Johannesburg South Africa N

Congrégation de la Sainte Famille de Bergame

1868 Rome Italy R

Congrégation de Sainte-Marie

1843 Paris France R

Congrégation des Soeurs de Marie Auxiliatrice

1854 Paris France R

Congregation of Cellites

Alexian Brothers 1200 Arlington Heights IL USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes

CSA 1858 Fond du Lac WI USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice

Felician Sisters 1855 Rome Italy R