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

Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

1856 Brunnen Switzerland R

Sisters of Mercy, 1823

1823 Sées France R

Sisters of Notre Dame

SND 1850 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

1641 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Providence

SP 1843 Montréal QC Canada R

Sisters of Providence of St Mary-of-the-Woods

1840 St Mary-of-the-Woods IN USA R

Sisters of Saint Clare

1212 Dublin Ireland R

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius

1909 Danville PA USA R

Sisters of St Francis of Dillingen

1241 Dillingen Germany R

Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia

1855 Aston PA USA R

Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition

1832 Fontenay-sous-Bois France R

Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

1853 Nicolet QC Canada R

Sisters of the Congregation of Mary

Marist Sisters 1824 Rome Italy R

Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict

1857 Five Dock NSW Australia R

Sisters of the Holy Cross

Menzingen Sisters 1844 Lucerne Switzerland R

Sisters of the Holy Redeemer

SHR 1849 Würzburg Germany R

Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon, Missouri

CPPS 1845 O'Fallon MO USA R

Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Scranton

IHM 1845 Scranton PA USA R


Lagos Nigeria F f

Social Accountability Accreditation Services

SAAS 1997 New York NY USA E

Social Development International

SDI 2005 Buea Cameroon G

Social Services Europe

2011 Brussels Belgium D y

Social Watch

Montevideo Uruguay F y

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Auditoria de Servicios de Salud

SLASS 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Société civile des auteurs multimédia

SCAM 1981 Paris France G

Société de Jésus-Christ

1923 Lyon France R

Société des Missions Etrangères de la Province de Québec

SMEPQ 1921 Laval QC Canada R

Société Sacerdotale de Saint Joseph-Benoît Cottolengo

1840 Rome Italy R

Society for Participatory Research in Asia

PRIA 1982 Delhi India G

Society for Social Choice and Welfare

1992 Caen France D

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society of St Francis of Sales

Salesians of Don Bosco 1864 Rome Italy R

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

SHCJ 1846 Rome Italy R

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