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

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Australian Relief and Mercy Services

ARMS Wollongong NSW Australia G

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G


1961 Fitzroy VIC Australia G

Aviation Security Services Association - International

ASSA-I 2002 Wemmel Belgium D

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g

AVSI Foundation

1972 Milan Italy G f

Aya Worldwide

2010 Chicago IL USA G


2004 Irving TX USA G

Balkan Civil Society Development Network

BCSDN 2003 Skopje North Macedonia F

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G

Banking With the Poor Network

BWTP Network Kenmore QLD Australia F

Baptist World Aid

BWAid 1920 Falls Church VA USA F

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde NSW Australia G

BarefootLawyers International

1998 Berkeley CA USA G

BARKA Foundation for Mutual Help

Poznań Poland G f

Batey Relief Alliance

BRA 1997 Brooklyn NY USA G

BATIK International

1998 Paris France G

Belgian Fund for Food Security

BFFS 1983 Rome Italy G fg

Bénédictines Adoratrices de Bellemagny

1851 Bellemagny France R

BERAS International Foundation

2015 Järna Sweden F f

Bernard van Leer Foundation

BvLF 1949 The Hague Netherlands G f

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f

Bhaktivedanta Library Services asbl

Septon-Durbuy Belgium G

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network

BES-Net Nairobi Kenya F

Biovision Africa Trust

BvAT 2009 Nairobi Kenya J

Blessings International

BI 1981 Tulsa OK USA G

Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation

2017 N f

Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York NY USA G

Blue Shield International

BSI 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne F


Bluefields Nicaragua N

Blumont International

1998 Arlington VA USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Borngreat Foundation

BGF Round Rock TX USA G f


1986 Utrecht Netherlands F

Bread for the World Institute

BFW Institute 1975 Washington DC USA G j


1995 Walmer UK G

British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants

BAFUNCS 1977 Kingham UK G v

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y

Brooks World Poverty Institute

BWPI 2005 Manchester UK N j

Brot für die Welt

1959 Berlin Germany G

Brotherhood of Dragons

BOD 2009 Vienna Austria G

Brothers of Charity

1807 Rome Italy R

Brothers of Mercy of Montabaur

1856 Rome Italy R

Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy

1844 Tilburg Netherlands R

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Christian Brothers 1684 Rome Italy R

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY G

Build Africa

1978 Tunbridge Wells UK G

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL D t