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

Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility

UMSR 1974 Paris France F

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern BE Switzerland B gy

UniversalGiving

San Francisco CA USA G

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

Université Senghor 1989 Alexandria 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

UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

UNU-INRA 1986 Accra Ghana E j

UNWTO Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

UNWTO ST-EP Foundation 2004 Seoul Korea Rep F fg

Ursulines de Tildonk

1818 Brussels Belgium R

USC Canada

1945 Ottawa ON Canada G

Variety Clubs International

VCI 1927 Los Angeles CA USA N

Verband Entwicklungspolitik deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen

VENRO 1995 Berlin Germany G y

Vereniging voor Personele Samenwerking met Ontwikkelingslanden

PSO 1985 The Hague Netherlands G y

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

VSF International 1989 Brussels Belgium F

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G

Vision Outreach International

VOI St Joseph MI USA N

VisionFund International

London UK E f

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G

Viva Network

1996 Oxford UK F

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volontariato Internazionale Donna Educazione Sviluppo

VIDES 1991 Rome RM Italy F

Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

VIS 1986 Rome RM Italy G

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

Volunteers for Africa

2001 Nairobi Kenya G

Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

1986 Oslo Norway E g

Walk Free Foundation

WFF Nedlands WA Australia G f

War on Want

1952 London UK G f

Waste Free Waters

2011 Klimmen Netherlands G

Watchman International Network

WIN 1996 Lagos Lagos Nigeria G

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP 2004 London UK G y

Water and Sanitation Programme

WSP Washington DC USA E g

Water for All Children - Africa

Cotonou Benin N

WaterAid

1981 London UK F

WE Charity

1995 Toronto ON Canada F

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G

WeForest

2008 Overijse Belgium F

Welcome Services International

WSI 1954 San Antonio TX USA N

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N

Weltfriedensdienst

WFD 1959 Berlin Germany G

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G

West Africa Civil Society Forum

WACSOF F

West Africa Civil Society Institute

WACSI Accra Ghana G j

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

WASCAL Accra Ghana D g

Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission

WECAFC 1973 Bridgetown St Michael Barbados E g

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