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

Naija Worldwide Charities

NWC Silver Spring MD USA G

National Arab American Medical Association

NAAMA 1975 Birmingham MI USA N

Near East Forestry Commission

NEFC 1953 Cairo Egypt E g

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

NMCF 1994 Johannesburg South Africa N f

Network for Business Sustainability

NBS 2005 London ON Canada F

Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management

CAP-Net Pretoria South Africa E y

Network for Water and Sanitation International

NETWAS International 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

Network of European Meteorological Services

EUMETNET 2009 Brussels Belgium F

Network of IFAD Supported Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean


Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

NoC 2012 F y

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

NJHSA 1939 Paramus NJ USA N

Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas

1999 Québec QC Canada F

Networked European Software and Services Initiative

NESSI 2005 Munich Germany E

New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

2012 E g

New Field Foundation

San Francisco CA USA G f

New Humanity

1987 Rome Italy E

New Internationalist

NI 1975 Oxford UK G

New Partnership for Africa's Development

NEPAD 2001 Johannesburg South Africa E g

New Reality International

NRI 2007 Grandview MO USA G

New Vision International

NVI 1994 Geneva Switzerland G

NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva

2001 New York NY USA K

NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Geneva

2002 Geneva Switzerland K

NGO Committee on Social Development

New York NY USA E

NGO Forum on ADB

1991 Quezon City Philippines F y

NGO Working Group on the Security Council

1997 New York NY USA E y

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

Paris France E y

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

1957 T g

Nixon Center

1994 Washington DC USA N

Non-Aligned Movement

NAM 1961 New York NY USA F g

Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

NAM CSSTC 1995 Jakarta Indonesia E g

Non-Aligned Students, Youth and Civil Societies Organization

NASYO 1993 Port Louis Mauritius C

Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

NACC 1991 College Station TX USA F

Nordens välfärdscenter

NVC 2009 Stockholm Sweden D g

Nordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

NASPCAN 1998 Oslo Norway D v

Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work

NASSW 1965 Lund Sweden D

Nordic Convention on Social Assistance and Social Services

1994 T g

Nordic Convention on Social Security

1981 T g

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

NIIS 2017 Tallinn Estonia G bg

Nordic Network

Copenhagen Denmark F

Nordic Network for Communicating Animal Welfare

NordCAW Uppsala Sweden F

Nordic Social Pharmacy and Health Services Research Conference


Nordic Tourism Collective

2019 Copenhagen Denmark F

Nordisk konvention om social trygghet

2012 T g

Nordiska Socionomförbunds Samarbetskommitté

NSSK 1970 Stockholm Sweden E


1983 S g

North American and Caribbean Association of Schools of Social Work

NACASSW 1992 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E

North American Forestry Commission

NAFC 1959 Zapopan Mexico E g

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

NAMMCO 1992 Tromsø Norway E g

Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being

NDPHS 2003 Stockholm Sweden F gy

Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network

NSPA Network Brussels Belgium F