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 Type III

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G Humanitarian Organizations

United Seamen's Service

USS 1942 Brooklyn NY USA F

United Way Worldwide

1974 Alexandria VA USA F

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

UCKG 1977 London UK F

Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility

UMSR 1974 Paris France F

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern Switzerland B gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, IGOs


San Francisco CA USA G

Université internationale de langue française au service du développement africain à Alexandrie d'Egypte

Université Senghor 1989 Alexandria Egypt F

Université libre internationale de Bruxelles

ULI Brussels Belgium G

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

UFAW 1926 Wheathampstead UK G

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

2014 New York NY USA G f Foundations

UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

UNU-INRA 1986 Accra Ghana E j Institutes

UNWTO Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

UNWTO ST-EP Foundation 2004 Seoul Korea Rep F gf Foundations, IGOs

Ursulines de Tildonk

1818 Brussels Belgium R Religious Orders

USC Canada

1945 Ottawa ON Canada G

Variety Clubs International

VCI 1927 Los Angeles CA USA N Clubs

VIA Don Bosco

1969 Brussels Belgium E

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 St Pölten Austria E y International Federations

Vision Outreach International

VOI St Joseph MI USA N

VisionFund International

London UK E f Funds

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Viva Network

1996 Oxford UK F

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E Human Rights Organizations

Voluntary Service Overseas

VSO 1958 Kingston upon Thames UK G

Volunteer International Christian Service

VICS 1971 Edmonton AB Canada G

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International

VOSH International 1972 Lake Mary FL USA G

Volunteer Service Abroad

VSA 1962 Wellington New Zealand G

Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

1986 Oslo Norway E g IGOs

Walk Free Foundation

WFF Broadway Nedlands Australia G f Foundations

War on Want

1952 London UK G f Funds

Waste Free Oceans

WFO Brussels Belgium F

Waste Free Waters

2011 Klimmen Netherlands G

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP 2004 London UK G y International Federations

Water and Sanitation Programme

WSP Washington DC USA E g IGOs

Water for All Children - Africa

Cotonou Benin N


1981 London UK F Humanitarian Organizations

WE Charity

1995 Toronto ON Canada F

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G Human Rights Organizations

Welcome Services International

WSI 1954 San Antonio TX USA N

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

West Africa Civil Society Forum


West Africa Civil Society Institute

WACSI Accra Ghana G j Institutes

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

WASCAL Accra Ghana D g IGOs

Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission

WECAFC 1973 Christ Church Barbados E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Wherever the Need

WTN 1997 Bath UK G

Whole Child International

2004 Santa Monica CA USA G


2007 Melbourne Australia F Human Rights Organizations

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

WISE 2006 Hull UK N j Institutes

Wings of Hope

WoH 1962 St Louis MO USA G Humanitarian Organizations