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

Danube Civil Society Forum

DCSF 2011 Eisenstadt Austria F

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

Salesian Sisters 1872 Rome Italy R

Daughters of St Mary of Providence

DSMP 1881 Rome Italy R

Daughters of St Mary of the Presentation

1826 Broons France R

Daughters of the Holy Spirit

1706 Rennes France R

David and Elaine Potter Charitable Foundation

2000 J f

Dayemi Complex Bangladesh

DCB 1969 Dhaka Bangladesh G

Debt Relief International

DRI 1997 London UK G

Déclaration des Principes Directeurs de L'utilisation de la Radiodiffusion par Satellites pour la Libre Circulation de L'information, L'extension de L'éducation et le Développement des échanges Culturels

1972 T g

Declaration of Guiding Principles on the Use of Satellite Broadcasting for the Free Flow of Information, the Spread of Education and Greater Cultural Exchange

1972 T g

Declaration Regarding Article 25 of the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

T g

Défi Belgique-Afrique

DBA 1987 Brussels Belgium G

Democracy International

TDI 1979 F v

Depaul International

2004 London UK G

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

DSW 1991 Hannover Germany G f

Deutsches Medikamenten-Hilfswerk - action medeor

1964 Tönisvorst Germany G

Development Perspectives


Development Workshop Austria

1986 Hallein Austria G


1966 Bromma Sweden G

DIAKONIE - Evangelischer Flüchtlingsdienst

Vienna Austria G

Dickens Fellowship

1902 London UK E

Dienst voor Internationale Samenwerking aan Ontwikkelingsprojecten

DISOP 1961 Brussels Belgium G

Digital Freedom Network

DFN 1998 Newark NJ USA G

Digital Society Foundation

2014 Glenside SA Australia G f

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Direct Relief

DR 1948 Santa Barbara CA USA G

Distance Education for Africa

DEAfrica Lanham MD USA D

Dolphinaria-Free Europe


Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary

Adrian Dominican Sisters 1923 Adrian MI USA R

Don Bosco Network

DBN Rome Italy F y

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

DNDi 2003 Geneva Switzerland F

Dynamo International - Street Workers Network

2001 Brussels Belgium G

Early Childhood Development Action Network

ECDAN 2016 Washington DC USA F y

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Restoration Service

ERS 2004 London UK G

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j


2014 Mumbai India F


EA 1992 Amherst MA USA F y

EarthSpark International

Washington DC USA G

East Africa Philanthropy Network

EAPN 2003 Nairobi Kenya D

East Africa Women's League

EAWL 1917 Nairobi Kenya G

East African Civil Society Organizations' Forum

EACSOF 2007 Arusha Tanzania UR F

East African Communications Organisation

EACO Kigali Rwanda D

East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights

ECAAIR 2003 Fredericton NB Canada G

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

EBM International

1954 Wustermark Germany F



ECHO - International Health Services

1966 Coulsdon UK G y