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 Type III

Balkan Civil Society Development Network

BCSDN 2003 Skopje North Macedonia F

Banana Link

1996 Norwich UK G

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Banking With the Poor Network

BWTP Network Brisbane Australia F

Baptist World Aid

BWAid 1920 Falls Church VA USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

BarefootLawyers International

1998 Berkeley CA USA G

Baring Foundation

1969 London UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

BARKA Foundation for Mutual Help

Poznan Poland G f Foundations

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 gf IGOs, Funds

Bénédictines Adoratrices de Bellemagny

1851 Bellemagny France R Religious Orders

BERAS International Foundation

2015 Järna Sweden F f Foundations

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Bhaktivedanta Library Services

Septon-Durbuy Belgium G

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network

BES-Net Nairobi Kenya F

Biovision Africa Trust

BvAT 2009 Nairobi Kenya G

Blessings International

BI 1981 Tulsa OK USA G

Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation

2017 N f Foundations

Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York NY USA G


Bluefields Nicaragua N

Blumont International

1998 Madison WI USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f Foundations

Borngreat Foundation

BGF Round Rock TX USA G f Foundations


1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Bread for the World Institute

BFW Institute 1975 Washington DC USA G j Institutes


1995 Walmer UK G

Brethren Volunteer Service

BVS 1948 Elgin IL USA F Humanitarian Organizations

British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants

BAFUNCS 1977 Kingham UK G v United Nations Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Brooks World Poverty Institute

BWPI 2005 Manchester UK N j Institutes

Brotherhood of Dragons

BOD 2009 Vienna Austria G

Brothers of Charity

1807 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Brothers of Mercy of Montabaur

1856 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy

1844 Tilburg Netherlands R Religious Orders

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Christian Brothers 1684 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY USA G

Build Africa

1978 Tunbridge Wells UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL USA D

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G


Copenhagen Denmark G f Foundations, Funds

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Calmeadow Charitable Foundation

CCF 1983 Toronto ON Canada G f Foundations

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

1956 Lisbon Portugal G f Foundations

Cambodia Action

1975 Doncaster UK G

CamFed International

1993 Cambridge UK G