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

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 Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC 1997 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA 1967 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe

UNRIC 2004 Brussels Belgium E g

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 Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G

United Religions Initiative

URI 1993 San Francisco CA USA F

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

Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council

UNAccc 2021 Vadodara India 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 libre internationale de Bruxelles

ULI Brussels Belgium G

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

UFAW 1926 Wheathampstead UK G

University of the Arctic

UArctic 2001 Rovaniemi Finland D

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

2014 New York NY USA G f

Unto

Plano TX USA G

UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

UNU-INRA 1986 Accra Ghana E j

UNWTO Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation

UNWTO ST-EP Foundation 2004 Seoul Korea Rep F fg

Ursulines de Tildonk

1818 Brussels Belgium R

Variety Clubs International

VCI 1927 Los Angeles CA USA N

velafrica

1993 Liebefeld Switzerland G

Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

VENRO 1995 Berlin Germany G y

Verra

2005 Washington DC USA F

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

VSF International 1989 Brussels Belgium F

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y

Village Monde

2010 Québec QC Canada G

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G

Vision Outreach International

VOI St Joseph MI USA N

VisionFund International

London UK E f

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G

Viva Network

1996 Oxford UK F

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volontariato Internazionale Donna Educazione Sviluppo

VIDES 1987 Rome Italy F

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