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

Standing Voice

London UK G

Starr International Foundation

SIF 2006 Zug Switzerland G f


1991 London UK G

STEPS Centre

Falmer UK G

Street Medicine Institute

SMI 2009 Ingomar PA USA N

Strømme Foundation

SF 1976 Kristiansand Norway G f

Students for a Free Tibet International

SFT International 1994 New York NY USA E

Students Helping Street Kids International

SHSKI 1997 Spencerville MD USA G

Studio Globo

1964 Brussels Belgium G

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa

GERDDES-Africa 1990 Cotonou Benin F

STUF United Fund

2009 Flushing NY USA G f


1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Sud-ouest sans frontières

LSJF 1986 Challignac-Barbezieux France G

Sulabh International Social Service Organization

1970 Delhi India G

Suore di Gesù Redentore

1863 Fonte Nuova Italy R

Supplementary Agreement to the Application of the European Convention on Social Security

1972 Strasbourg France T g

Surgicorps International

1994 Glenshaw PA USA N

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y

Sustainable Energy for All

SEforALL 2011 Vienna Austria E

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G

Synergos Institute

1986 New York NY USA F jv

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

SFSA 2001 Basel Switzerland G f

TABS International

2008 Bedworth UK G

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g

Teachers Without Borders

TWB 2000 Seattle WA USA G

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N


1973 Utrecht Netherlands G f

TEAR Australia

1971 Blackburn VIC Australia G


1975 Auckland New Zealand G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f

TearFund, Schweiz

1984 Zurich Switzerland G f

Tearfund, UK

1968 Teddington UK G f


1969 Washington DC USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Japan G

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Freedom Fund

2013 New York NY USA G

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW 1980 Washington DC USA F

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

JFR 1986 New York NY USA G f

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f