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

Health for Humanity

H4H 2002 Vancouver BC Canada N

Health Poverty Action

HPA 1984 London UK G

HealthRight International

1990 New York NY USA G

Heartland Alliance International

HAI Chicago IL USA G

Hearts Charity

Enfield UK N

Heifer International

1944 Little Rock AR USA G

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

1981 Bonn Germany G

Help for Children in Need

1959 Duisburg Germany G

Help for the Persecuted Church

1969 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen Germany G

Help the Poor International

HPI 2010 Fort Worth TX USA G

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

2011 Zurich Switzerland G


1975 Long Beach NY USA G

HH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

1992 Istanbul Turkey G f

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

Hispanics in Philanthropy

HIP Oakland CA USA J

HIT Rail

1978 Utrecht Netherlands F e

Holt International

1956 Eugene OR USA G

Homeless Children International

HCI 1991 Reidville SC USA N

Homeless World Cup Foundation

HWC Edinburgh UK F f

Homesick International

2004 Osterbruch Germany N

HOPE '87 - Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment

1987 Vienna Austria G

HOPE International

1997 Lancaster PA USA G

Hopes and Homes for Children

1994 Salisbury UK N


Brussels Belgium E

House of Galilee International Church and Ministries

HOGIC 1992 Brussels Belgium G

Human Appeal

1984 Cheadle UK F

Human Relief Foundation

HRF 1991 Bradford UK G f

Human Rights for Africa

HRFA 1993 Kista Sweden G

Human Rights Funders Network

HRFN 1994 New York NY USA G

Human Service Information Technology Applications

HUSITA 1981 Lower Hutt New Zealand F

Humanic Relief

2003 Vienna Austria G

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

HART 2003 London UK G

Humanitarian and Charitable ONE Trust

HACOT Northwood UK G


1979 Kaufbeuren Germany G

Hungarian Interchurch Aid

1991 Budapest Hungary G

Ibero-American Social Security Organization

1950 Madrid Spain D g

ICC Commercial Crime Services

CCS London UK K

ICCO - Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation

1964 Utrecht Netherlands G

ICRC MoveAbility Foundation

MoveAbility 1983 Geneva Switzerland F f

IDEAS Centre

2002 Geneva Switzerland G

IDP Foundation

2008 Chicago IL USA G f

Ieder Voor Allen

IVA 1964 Leuven Belgium G

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IFSW Europe


IHRA Foundation for the Future

FFF 1989 Geneva Switzerland E f

IHS Global

Southeastern PA USA G

ILGA Oceania


IMA World Health

IMA 1960 Washington DC USA G y


1986 Ottawa ON Canada F y

IMPR Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center