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

Soeurs Servantes du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1866 Versailles France R

Soeurs Ursulines du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Agonisant

1920 Rome Italy R

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


2006 London UK G

Solid International

2000 Mechelen Belgium N

Solidaridad Internacional

SI 1986 Madrid Spain G


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidaritätsfonds für Soziale Befreiungskämpfe in der Dritten Welt

SOLIFONDS Zurich Switzerland G f

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome Italy R

SOPAR-Bala Vikasa

1977 Gatineau QC Canada G

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Boulogne-Billancourt France G f

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asian Free Media Association

SAFMA Lahore Pakistan D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network

SEALNet 2004 Stanford CA USA N

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS 1994 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Development Community

SADC 1992 Gaborone Botswana F g

Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service

SADCAS Gaborone Botswana E

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

SARPN 2001 Hatfield South Africa N

Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management


Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R

Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

SMOTJ 1804 R

Special Committee on Decolonization

C-24 1961 New York NY USA E g

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

Sri Agathiar Sanmaarga Charitable Trust

Turaiyur India G

Stamp Out Poverty

2002 London UK G y

STAND International

2007 Edinburgh UK G

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