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

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

Speak Up Africa

Dakar Senegal J

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

SISSO 1970 New Delhi India G

Suomalaiset Kehitysjärjestöt

Fingo 2018 Helsinki Finland 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

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