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

Surgicorps International

1994 Glenshaw PA USA N

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y

Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance

SDIA Hamburg Germany J

Sustainable Energy for All

SEforALL 2011 Vienna Austria E

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G


1986 New York NY USA F jv

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

SFSA 2001 Basel Switzerland G f

TABS International

2008 Bedworth UK G

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g

Teachers Without Borders

TWB 2000 Seattle WA USA G

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N


1973 Utrecht Netherlands G f

TEAR Australia

1971 Blackburn VIC Australia G


1975 Auckland New Zealand G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f

TearFund, Schweiz

1984 Zurich Switzerland G f

Tearfund, UK

1968 Teddington UK G f


1969 Arlington VA USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Japan G

Terre des hommes Foundation

Tdh Foundation 1960 Lausanne Switzerland F f

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Freedom Fund

2013 New York NY USA G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW 1980 Washington DC USA F

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

JFR 1986 New York NY USA G f

The Law and Development Institute

LDI 2009 C jv

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Geneva Switzerland B

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Mexico City Mexico G

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G


1991 Dakar Senegal F

Toyota Foundation

1974 Tokyo Japan G f

Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia

TTASSEA 2009 Jakarta Indonesia D


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Christian Council

TCC 2013 Bodegraven Netherlands G