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


San Francisco CA USA N

Order of the Divine Redemption Missionaries

1968 Visciano Italy R

Order of the Servants of the Sick

Camillians 1582 Rome Italy R

Organisation Mondiale des Experts

OMEX Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo

OLACT 2010 Mexico City Mexico D

Organization for Community Networks

OFCN 1997 N

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm Sweden G

Orphans Care Federation

OCF 2017 London UK J

Orphelins du monde

ODM 1995 Paris France N

Orphelins Sida International

OSI 2000 Paris France G

OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

OSCE/ODIHR 1990 Warsaw Poland E g

Outreach International

1979 Kansas City MO USA G

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

OWEN - Mobile Academy for Gender Democracy and Promotion of Peace

OWEN 1992 Berlin Germany F

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam GB

1942 Oxford UK G

Oxfam International

1995 Nairobi Kenya F y

Oxfam Novib

1956 The Hague Netherlands G

P3 Foundation

Auckland New Zealand G f

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development

PPAPD 1997 F

Pacific Pension and Investment Institute

PPI San Francisco CA USA N j

Pack2Go Europe

1974 Brussels Belgium D


1971 Washington DC USA F


1965 Washington DC USA F

Pakistan International Peace and Human Rights Organization

PIPHRO 2001 Islamabad Pakistan G

Palestine Liberation Organization

PLO 1964 New York NY USA G g

Pamoja International Voluntary Services

PIVS 2001 Nairobi Kenya N

Pan African Women's Organization

PAWO 1962 Pretoria South Africa D

Pan American Federation of Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Unions

PANARTES 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Pan-African Civil Society Network

PACSNET 2003 Kano Nigeria F

Parlement Africain de la Société Civile

PASOCI 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F


1991 Aarwangen Switzerland F

Partners in Population and Development

PPD 1994 Dhaka Bangladesh F g

Partnership for Change

PfC 2012 Oslo Norway G

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Washington DC USA G

Pasaules Brivo Latviesu Apvieniba

PBLA 1955 Riga Latvia D

Pastors for Peace

1988 New York NY USA G

Patent Committee

PatCom Richmond UK E

Pathways To Peace

PTP 1962 Larkspur CA USA F

Pauvres Serviteurs de la Divine Providence

Don Calabria 1907 Rome Italy R

Pax World Service

PWS 1970 Portsmouth NH USA G

Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer

1997 New Orleans LA USA G

PCI Media

1984 New York NY USA G

Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International

PLEII 2009 Ijebu-Ode Nigeria G


1989 Blacksburg VA USA G

Penny Appeal

2009 Wakefield UK G


1981 Brussels Belgium D