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

Salvation Army

1865 London UK F

Salvation Army World Service Office

SAWSO 1976 Alexandria VA USA K

Samaritan's Purse

1970 Boone NC USA F

Samdong International

SDI 2008 Iksan City Korea Rep G


Brussels Belgium E

Santé mentale et exclusion sociale - Europa

SMES Europa 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Sasakawa Africa Association

SAA Tokyo Japan F

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society

SFM 1919 Toronto ON Canada R

School of International Service

SIS 1958 Washington DC USA G

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK G f

Sciences Citoyennes

2002 Paris France G f

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

Sea Change Foundation International

2011 N f

Seafarers UK

1917 London UK N f

Secours aux lépreux Canada

SLC 1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretaria de Integración Social Centroamericana

SISCA 1995 Panama Panama E g

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g

Seed Global Health

Boston MA USA G

Seed Programs International

SPI 1998 Asheville NC USA G


1945 Ottawa ON Canada G

Seeds to Sew International

Hopewell NJ USA G

Self Help Africa

SHA 2008 Dublin Ireland F

Self-Help International

1959 Waverly IA USA G

Sertoma International

SI 1912 Kansas City MO USA G

Servantes des Pauvres de Jeanne Delanoue

Soeurs de Jeanne Delanoue 1709 Saumur France R

Servantes du Coeur de Jésus

1867 Moulins-lès-Metz France R

Servants of Charity

SC 1908 Rome Italy R

Servants of Jesus of Charity

1871 Rome Italy R

Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec 1850 Sainte-Foy QC Canada R

Servants to Asia's Urban Poor

1983 Vancouver BC Canada G

Serve the City International

2005 Brussels Belgium F

Service and Research Institute on Family and Children

SERFAC 1986 Chennai India F j

Service chrétien d'appui à l'animation rurale

SECAAR 1994 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Service Civil International

SCI 1920 Antwerp Belgium B

Service d'appui aux initiatives locales de développement

SAILD 1988 Yaoundé Cameroon F

Service d'entraide et de liaison

SEL 1980 Bagneux France G

Service d'information et formation Amérique Latine - Tiers Monde

SEDIF 1983 Brussels Belgium G

Service de coopération au développement

SCD 1979 Lyon France E v

Service Design Network

SDN 2011 Cologne Germany F

Service Employees International Union

SEIU 1921 Washington DC USA G

Service international de recherche d'éducation et d'action sociale

SIREAS Brussels Belgium G

Service missionnaire évangélique

SME Saint-Prex Switzerland G

Service of Documentation and Studies on Global Mission

1964 Rome Italy E y

Service of the European Churches for International Students

SECIS 1996 Madrid Spain F

Service Volontaire International

SVI 2009 Brussels Belgium E

Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions

SHARE 1983 Tokyo Japan G