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

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

ICLMG 2002 Toronto ON Canada G y

International Civil Society Action Network

ICAN 2006 Washington DC USA F

International Civil Society Centre

2007 Berlin Germany E y

International Civil Society Support

ICSS 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands G

International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation

ICAO 1951 Seoul Korea Rep E

International Coalition for Animal Welfare

ICFAW 2002 London UK F y

International Commission on Freedom of Conscience

Washington DC USA N

International Commission on Historical Demography

ICHD 1960 Florence SC USA E

International Commission on Missing Persons

ICMP 1996 The Hague Netherlands E g

International Committee Buchenwald Dora and Commandos

IBDC 1952 Montreuil France E v

International Committee for a Free Vietnam

ICFV 1986 Bruges Belgium E

International Committee on Fundraising Organizations

ICFO 1990 Madrid Spain D

International Communications Forum

ICF 1991 Penzance UK F

International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering

ICROSS 1979 Ngong Hills Kenya G

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

ICW 1992 F v

International Computing Centre

ICC 1971 Geneva Switzerland E g

International Confederation of Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

ICCPCA 1969 E v

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards

The Conference 1904 G

International Conference on Population Balance Modelling


International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services

S c

International Congo Aid-Smile African Children

ICASAC 1994 Thornton Heath UK G

International Consortium for Social Development


International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

1966 Rome Italy T g

International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare

ICCAW Beijing China N

International Council for Adult Education

ICAE 1973 Belgrade Serbia B y

International Council of Psychologists

ICP 1941 Boulder CO USA B v

International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations

ICSERA 2010 Bradenton FL USA C

International Council on Badges and Credentials

ICoBC 2020 Berlin Germany C

International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services

INTERCO 1961 D y

International Council on Social Welfare

ICSW 1928 Madrid Spain A y

International Council on the Management of Population Programs

ICOMP 1973 Ampang Malaysia F

International Crisis Aid

ICA 2000 St Louis MO USA G

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

ICRISAT 1972 Hyderabad India E gj

International Cultural Diversity Organization

ICDO Vienna Austria J

International Cultural Youth Exchange

ICYE Federation 1949 Berlin Germany E

International Customer Service Association

ICSA 1981 Arlington VA USA N

International Dalit Solidarity Network

IDSN 2000 Copenhagen Denmark E y

International Development and Relief Foundation

IDRF 1984 Toronto ON Canada G f

International Development Association

IDA 1960 Washington DC USA B g

International Development, UEA

1967 Norwich UK G

International Dongseo Medical Service Corps

IDMSC Suwon Korea Rep N

International DORIS Service

IDS Ramonville France E

International DRH Movement

Faxe Denmark F

International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service

IERS 1987 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

International Ecological Engineering Society

IEES 1993 Wädenswil Switzerland D

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 1906 Geneva Switzerland C

International Emergency and Development Aid

IEDA Relief 2008 Houston TX USA G

International Emergency Management Organization

IEMO 2006 Nouakchott Mauritania C g

International Employment Law, Pensions and Employee Benefits Alliance

IUS LABORIS 2001 Brussels Belgium F

International Executive Service Corps

IESC 1964 Washington DC USA G