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

WMO Climate Data Information Referral Service

INFOCLIMA Geneva Switzerland K g

Women Engage for a Common Future

WECF 1994 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women for Women International

WFWI 1993 Washington DC USA G

Women in Need International

WIN International 2002 New York NY USA G

Women in Need International

Bishop Auckland UK N

Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom and Equality

WWAFE 2004 London UK J

Women's Feature Service

WFS 1978 Delhi India F v

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF 1915 Geneva Switzerland C

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

WomenStrong International


World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty

WACAP 1997 New York NY USA F

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples

WAMIP Ahmedabad India J

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K

World Assist

2008 N

World Association for Christian Communication

WACC 1975 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies

TAWS 1989 Chertsey UK G y

World Association of Public Employment Services

WAPES 1989 Brussels Belgium C

World Bank - Civil Society Joint Facilitation Committee

JFC 2005 E y

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Bicycle Relief

2005 Chicago IL USA G

World Buddhist Sangha Council

WBSC 1966 Taipei Taiwan F

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World Central Kitchen

WCK Washington DC USA G

World Children's Relief and Volunteer Organization

WCR 2002 Prescott AZ USA N

World Civil Society Conference


World Civil Society Forum

WCSF 2000 Geneva Switzerland E

World Computing Services Industry Congress

London UK S ct

World Concern International

1955 Seattle WA USA F

World Congress of Free Ukrainians

WCFU 1967 Toronto ON Canada F

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists


World Council of Independent Christian Churches

WCICC 1993 New York NY USA F

World Education Services

WES 1974 New York NY USA G

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 Paraguay D t

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands B ty

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 ty

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g

World Forum on Theology and Liberation

WFTL 2003 Porto Alegre 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