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

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Ananda Marga Yoga Society

1955 Kolkata West Bengal India R

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Animal Liberation Front

ALF 1976 Los Angeles CA USA F

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Anne Frank Fonds

AFF 1963 Basel BS Switzerland G f

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing Beijing China E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Applied Services Economic Centre

ASEC 1985 Geneva GE Switzerland G

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Pershore UK G

AQUA-AFRICA

2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA Ramallah West Bank Palestine F

Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum

1980 Khartoum Sudan K g

Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Cairo Egypt G

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA J

Arab Foundations Forum

AFF 2006 Amman Jordan F y

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F eg

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K eg

Arab Press Freedom Watch

APFW F

Arab Society for Academic Freedom

2008 J

Arab Society for Academic Freedoms

ASAF 2008 Amman Jordan D

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Cairo Egypt J

Arbeiterwohlfahrt International

AWO International 1998 Berlin Germany G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Entwicklungsdienste

AGdD Bonn Germany G y

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F

Armenian Relief Society

ARS 1910 Watertown MA USA E

Art Services International

ASI 1966 Alexandria VA USA N

Artists Project Earth

APE Banbury UK G

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N

ASCEND

1982 Holladay UT USA N

ASEAN CSR Network

2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

AFAS 1995 T g

ASEAN Social Security Association

ASSA 1998 D

Ashinaga

1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ACSEP G

Asia Cruise Services Network

ACSN Bangkok Bangkok Thailand J

Asia Democracy Network

ADN 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society

APATAS J

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