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

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome Italy E g

Aga Khan Development Network

AKDN 1967 Geneva Switzerland F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f

Agencia Centroamericana de Navegación Aérea

ACNA 2001 Tegucigalpa Honduras K

AGORA Club International

1996 Lokeren Belgium E

Agreement Concerning Population Registration

1968 T g

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1969

1969 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1950

1950 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1961

1961 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1979

1979 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers between Sick Funds and Sickness Benefits During Temporary Residence

1956 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers of Persons Insured for Sickness Benefit and Concerning Sickness Benefit During Temporary Residence

1967 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the Co-ordination of the Distribution of Channels for Mobile Maritime Service in the Band 2065 to 2107 Khz

1980 T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g

Agreement on the International Carriage of Passengers by Road by Means of Occasional Coach and Bus Service

ASOR 1982 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands

1956 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland

1956 T g

Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Qualifying Periods and the Like in Connection with the Right of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance to Unemployment Benefits

1976 T g

Agreement to Promote Compliance with the International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

1993 Rome Italy T g


2003 Brussels Belgium C

Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

ALAWUC Cairo Egypt E gy


2009 Prague Czechia F y

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Ahimsa Fund

2011 Lyon France F f

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G


1982 Dublin Ireland G

Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

AAWS 1935 New York NY USA F

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation

1960 New York NY USA G f

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All for Africa

New York NY USA N

All We Can

1946 London UK G f

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable Societies

Wellington New Zealand E

Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair in the EU

AFCAR Brussels Belgium E y

Alliance of International Science Organizations

ANSO 2018 Beijing China C y

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Alliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations Swissaid - Catholic Lenten Fund - Bread for All - Helvetas - Caritas - Interchurch Aid

1971 Bern Switzerland G f


2000 Brussels Belgium F y