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

Servicio Ecuménico para la Dignidad Humana

SEDHU 1984 Montevideo Uruguay G

Servicio Latinoamericano, Africano y Asiatico de Vivienda Popular

SELAVIP 1976 Kraainem Belgium F

Servicio Paz y Justicia en América Latina

SERPAJ-AL 1974 Montevideo Uruguay F

Servicio Tercer Mundo

SETEM 1968 Barcelona Spain G

Servicios y Asesoria para la Paz

SERAPAZ Mexico City Mexico G

Servite Secular Institute

1943 Caerphilly UK R j

Sewa International

1993 New Delhi India G

Share Our Strength

SOS 1984 Washington DC USA G

Shell Foundation

2000 London UK G f

Shelter for Life

SFL 1979 Maple Grove MN USA G

Siemenpuu Foundation

1998 Helsinki Finland G f

SIGNIS Services Rome

SSR 1953 Vatican City Vatican F


1925 Haarlem Netherlands G

Simply Help

2000 Los Angeles CA USA G

Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction of Nevers

St Bernadette, Nevers 1680 Nevers France R

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

1852 Mount St Joseph OH USA R

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary

1803 Brussels Belgium R

Sisters of Charity of Montreal

Grey Nuns 1737 Québec QC Canada R

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

SCN 1812 Nazareth KY USA R

Sisters of Charity of Quebec

Grey Nuns 1849 Québec QC Canada R

Sisters of Charity of St Hyacinthe

Grey Nuns 1850 Saint-Hyacinthe QC Canada R

Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne-Antide Thouret

1799 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

BVMs 1833 Chicago IL USA R

Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception

SCC 1849 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Divine Providence, Münster

SDP 1842 Münster Germany R

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

1991 Silver Spring MD USA R

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 Platform

1995 Brussels Belgium E y

Social Services Europe

2011 Brussels Belgium D y

Social Watch

Montevideo Uruguay F y