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

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 Child Nutrition Foundation

GCNF 2006 Seattle WA F f

Global Citizenship Alliance

GCA 2015 Salzburg Austria C

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 Dairy Platform

GDP 2006 Rosemont IL USA C

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 Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 J

Global Education Fund

GEF 1998 Boulder CO USA G f

Global Fellowship of Christian Youth

Global Fellowship 1963 Hemel Hempstead UK F

Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS 2010 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

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Global Fund 2001 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland F fg

Global Green University

GGU Trotton UK G

Global Greens

2001 Brussels Belgium F

Global Harmony Foundation

GHF 1989 Lausanne Switzerland N f

Global Health Advocates

2001 Paris France F

Global Health through Education, Training and Service

GHETS 2002 Attleboro MA USA E

Global Hope Network International

GHNI Geneva Switzerland F

Global Impact

1956 Alexandria VA USA G y

Global Implementation Initiative

GII 2012 F

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

GIEWS 1975 Rome Italy F gy

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

GI-ESCR 2010 Mexico City Mexico G

Global Initiative for Positive Change

GIPC 2012 G

Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

GI Kathmandu Nepal G

Global Interaction

GiA 1864 Hawthorn East VIC Australia G

Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network

GJARN 1992 New York NY USA G

Global Justice Now

1970 London UK G

Global Labor Organization

GLO 2017 Essen Germany F

Global Land Tool Network

GLTN 2006 Nairobi Kenya E y

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

2003 Hamburg Germany E

Global Movement for Digital Freedom

Access 2009 New York NY USA F

Global Network Initiative

GNI Washington DC USA G y

Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction

GNDR 2007 London UK F

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

GNP+ 1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague Netherlands F v

Global Peace and Development Service Alliance

GPDSA 2014 J

Global Peace Services USA

GPS-USA 1997 Washington DC USA G

Global Philanthropy Forum

San Francisco CA USA G

Global Philanthropy Partnership

GPP 2003 Chicago IL USA G

Global Philanthropy Project

GPP 2009 Oakland CA USA F y

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