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

Gam-Anon International Service Office

1960 Oyster Bay NY USA N

Gandhi Centre for the Service of Life and Humanity

1975 Brussels Belgium G

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

1967 London UK G f

Gavi - The Vaccine Alliance

Gavi 2000 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland F

GCP Europe

Brussels Belgium D

GEF CSO Network

GCN 1995 Phnom Penh Cambodia F y


G5+ Brussels Belgium F v

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATS 1994 Geneva Switzerland T g

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GFCM 1952 Rome Italy E gy

Geneva Act Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

1977 T g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, 1949

1949 T g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field, 1929

1929 T g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

1949 T g

Geneva Global Health Hub

G2H2 2016 Geneva Switzerland E y

German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation

1958 Aachen Germany G f

German Humanitarian Foundation

1994 Zweibrücken Germany G f

GHR Foundation

1965 Minneapolis MN USA G f

Gilead Foundation

2005 Foster City CA USA G f

Giulio Pastore Foundation

1971 Rome Italy N f


2001 San Francisco CA USA G


2012 F

Glasswing International

2007 New York NY USA G

Global Advance

1990 Dallas TX USA N

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

GAFSP 2010 Washington DC USA E g

Global Aid Foundation

1993 F fv

Global Aid Network


Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged

GADYLP 1996 Lagos Nigeria G

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

GACSA 2014 Rome Italy E y

Global Alliance for Development Foundation

GADeF 2008 Kenyasi Ghana F f

Global Alliance for Rabies Control

GARC 2006 Manhattan KS USA G

Global Basic Income Foundation

GBI Foundation 2000 Millingen aan de Rijn Netherlands G f

Global Benefits Group Foundation

GBG Foundation 2011 Foothill Ranch CA USA G f

Global Brigades

2007 Seattle WA USA F

Global BrightLight Foundation

Naples FL USA G f

Global Call for Action Against Poverty

GCAP 2005 Johannesburg South Africa F

Global Center on Adaptation

GCA Rotterdam Netherlands J y

Global Child Dental Fund

GCDFund 2008 London UK F f

Global Civic Sharing

GCS 1998 Seoul Korea Rep G

Global Civil Society Forum

2007 J p

Global Coalition to End Child Poverty

F y

Global Cooperation Society

GCS International 1979 Seoul Korea Rep G

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Crop Trust 2003 Bonn Germany F g

Global Dental Relief

GDR 2001 Denver CO USA N

Global Development Group

GDG 2002 Rochedale South QLD Australia G

Global Development Research Centre

GDRC 2000 Kobe Japan G

Global Education Fund

GEF 1998 Boulder CO USA G f

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS Lindau Switzerland F

Global Framework for Climate Services

GFCS 2009 Geneva Switzerland E g

Global Fund for Widows

2008 New York NY USA G f

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

GFEMS 2016 Rosslyn VA USA G f