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 Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCED S gc United Nations Bodies, Conference Series, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g UNESCO Bodies, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Foundation

UNF 1998 Washington DC USA G f United Nations Bodies, Foundations

United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

UNJSPF 1949 New York NY USA F gfy United Nations Bodies, Funds, International Federations, Staff Associations, IGOs

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 Geneva Switzerland E g Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen Denmark E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA 1967 New York NY USA F gf United Nations Bodies, Funds, IGOs

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Special Committee of Twenty Four 1961 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

UNU-EHS 2003 Bonn Germany E j United Nations Bodies, Institutes

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 Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights

1997 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

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

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

Values Caucus at the United Nations

1994 New York NY USA F United Nations Bodies

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

Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research

VPH Institute 2007 Leuven Belgium D jy International Federations, Institutes

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

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E Human Rights Organizations

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement


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