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

Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction

GNDR 2007 London UK F

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

GNP+ 1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

GNWP New York NY USA F y

Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague Netherlands F v

Global Peace and Development Service Alliance

GPDSA 2014 J

Global Peace Services USA

GPS-USA 1997 Washington DC USA G

Global Philanthropy Forum

San Francisco CA USA G

Global Philanthropy Partnership

GPP 2003 Chicago IL USA G

Global Philanthropy Project

GPP 2009 Oakland CA USA F y

Global Play Foundation

2005 Barcelona Spain G f

Global Relief Foundation, Ghana

GREFA 2002 G f

Global Resource Services

GRS 1997 Tucson AZ USA G

GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna Austria G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Routes

Northampton MA USA G

Global Services Network

GSN 1998 Washington DC USA F

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

2013 C

Global Social Work Network

GSWN 2003 New York NY USA G

Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference

G-STIC 2017 S c

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

GSTC 2010 Washington DC USA B y

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

GVI Charitable Trust Exeter UK G

GlobalGiving Foundation

1997 Washington DC USA G f


1997 Mansfield OH USA N

Globalt Fokus

2014 Copenhagen Denmark G


2006 G

GlobalWorks Foundation

2001 Washington DC USA G f Foundation

2005 Geneva Switzerland F f

Gnome Liberation Front



1977 Dublin Ireland G

Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre

MCTC 1961 Jerusalem Israel G

Goldin Institute for International Partnership and Peace

Chicago IL USA G j

Good Bears of the World

GBW 1969 Toledo OH USA N

Good Energies Foundation

2007 Zug Switzerland J f

Good Shepherd International Foundation

GSIF 2007 Rome Italy F f


1983 Alexandria VA USA G

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

GSDRC 2001 Birmingham UK G

GPF Europe

2004 Bonn Germany E

Grameen Bank

GB 1983 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Grameen Foundation

GF 1997 Washington DC USA F f

Grameen Global Network

GGN Dhaka Bangladesh K

Grameen Trust

GT 1989 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Grassroots International

GI 1983 Boston MA USA G

Green Cooling Initiative

GCI 2014 Eschborn Germany G

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F

Green Finance and Economic Cooperation

GFEC Bucharest Romania J


1976 Nogent-sur-Marne France G

Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

GSIC 1926 Pembroke ON Canada R

Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa

GRILA 1984 N

Group of European Retired Staff and Pensioners from Savings Banks, Banks and Related Institutions

Alicante Spain E

Group of the Greens - European Free Alliance

Greens/EFA 1984 Brussels Belgium F