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

Socio-Ecological Union

1988 D

Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus

Nicolas Barré 1662 Le Mesnil-Esnard France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Besançon

1799 Besançon France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-d'Angers

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-la-Forêt

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité Maternelle

1804 Metz France R

Soeurs de la Croix de Strasbourg

1848 Strasbourg France R

Soeurs de la Divine Providence de Saint-Jean-de-Bassel

1762 Saint-Jean-de-Bassel France R

Soeurs de la Providence de Gap

1838 Gap France R

Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Calvaire

1833 Gramat France R

Soeurs des Pauvres de Saint François

1845 Aachen Germany R

Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l'Institut Palazzolo

1869 Bergamo Italy R

Soeurs du Christ Rédempteur de Fougères

1827 Fougères France R

Soeurs Franciscaines de Saint Georges Martyr

1869 Thuine Germany R

Soeurs Franciscaines Elisabethines

1828 Padua Italy R

Soeurs Franciscaines Hospitalières de l'Immaculée Conception

Linda-a-Pastora Portugal R

Soeurs Minimes du Saint-Coeur de Marie

1844 Rodez France R

Soeurs Servantes du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1866 Versailles France R

Soeurs Ursulines du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Agonisant

1920 Rome Italy R

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


2006 London UK G

Solid International

2000 Mechelen Belgium N

Solidaridad Internacional

SI 1986 Madrid Spain G


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidaritätsfonds für Soziale Befreiungskämpfe in der Dritten Welt

SOLIFONDS Zurich Switzerland G f

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome Italy R

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Paris France G f

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asian Free Media Association

SAFMA Lahore Pakistan D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade

SEACON 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D t

Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network

SEALNet 2004 Stanford CA USA N

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS 1994 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Development Community

SADC 1992 Gaborone Botswana F g

Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service

SADCAS Gaborone Botswana E

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

SARPN 2001 Hatfield South Africa N

Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management


Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R

Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

SMOTJ 1804 Lochgelly UK R

Special Committee on Decolonization

C-24 1961 New York NY USA E g

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

Sri Agathiar Sanmaarga Charitable Trust

Turaiyur India G

Stamp Out Poverty

2002 London UK G y

STAND International

2007 Edinburgh UK G