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

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

Unification of the Central American Consular Services at Geneva, Bremen, Vigo, Le Havre and Liverpool

1913 T g

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris France C

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v

Union pour L'Epanouissement des Peuples

UEP Douai France N

Union syndicale du service public européen

1973 Brussels Belgium E

Union syndicale fédérale des services publics européens et internationaux

USFSPEI 1974 Brussels Belgium E y

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC 1939 Cambridge MA USA G

United Kingdom One World Linking Association

UKOWLA 1985 Bridgewater UK G

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Commission for Social Development

CSocD 1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCED S cg

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Foundation

UNF 1998 New York NY USA F f

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

UNJSPF 1949 New York NY USA F fgy

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen Denmark E g

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA 1992 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA 1967 New York NY USA F fg

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

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g

United Nations World Peace Association

UNWPA 2019 Sapporo Japan G

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G

United Seamen's Service

USS 1942 Jersey City NJ USA F

United States Agency for International Development

USAID 1961 Washington DC USA G g

United Way Worldwide

1974 Alexandria VA USA F

UnitedSuccess

2008 J v

UnitingWorld

1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Universal Association of Professional Colleges and Universities

UAPCU 2018 Manila Philippines G t

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

UCKG 1977 London UK F

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UDHR 1948 New York NY USA T g

Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility

UMSR 1974 Paris France F

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern 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 Egypt F

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