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

World Engagement Institute

WEI Chicago IL USA G j

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Central Paraguay D

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands B y

World Federation of Building Service Contractors

WFBSC 1979 Chicago IL USA C y

World Federation of Democratic Youth

WFDY 1945 Budapest Hungary F

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome RM Italy F g

World Forum on Theology and Liberation

WFTL 2003 Porto Alegre RS Brazil F

World Free Press Institute

WFPI 1997 San Ramon CA USA G j

World Free Zones Organization

World FZO Dubai United Arab Emirates C

World Glacier Monitoring Service

WGMS 1967 Zurich ZH Switzerland F

World Harvest

1989 Monrovia CA USA G

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Horse Welfare

1927 Snetterton UK G

World Hunger Education Service

WHES 1976 Washington DC USA G

World Hunger Year

WHY 1975 New York NY USA G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Information Technology and Services Alliance

WITSA 1978 Vienna VA USA F

World Initiative for Orphans

WIO 2004 The Hague Netherlands N

World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity

A WISH 1995 Bellingham WA USA G j

World Jewish Relief

WJR 1933 London UK F f

World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WKFM 1990 F

World League for Freedom and Democracy

WLFD 1966 Taipei Taiwan F y

World Libertarian Order

WLO 1983 N v

World Literacy Council

WLC Melbourne VIC Australia G

World Literacy Foundation

2003 F f

World Medical Relief

WMR 1953 Southfield MI USA N

World Merit

Liverpool UK J

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Barcelona Spain B

World Pensions Council

WPC J

World Philanthropists Organization

Hampton UK N

World Relief

1944 Baltimore MD USA G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Service Authority

WSA 1954 Washington DC USA K

World Services for the Blind

WSB 1947 Little Rock AR USA G

World Services Group

WSG Houston TX USA C

World SHARE

1946 Doncaster UK G

World Society of Victimology

WSV 1979 Holden Hill SA Australia C

World Spine Care

WSC 2008 Toronto ON Canada C

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World University Service

WUS 1920 Wiesbaden Germany B

World Urban Campaign

WUC Nairobi Kenya E

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