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

International Federation for Sustainable Development and Fight to Poverty in the Mediterranean-Black Sea

FISPMED 2004 Venice Italy E

INternational Federation of Acute Neonatal Transport Services

INFANTS Stockholm Sweden J

International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services

IFES 1985 Oberursel Germany D

International Federation of Little Brothers of the Poor

IFLBP 1979 Paris France F

International Federation of Settlements Eurogroup

IFS-Eurogroup Edinburgh UK K

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW 1928 Rheinfelden Switzerland B

International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services

IFOTES 1967 Udine Italy C

International Federation of Training and Development Organizations

IFTDO 1973 Delhi India C y

International Feed Industry Federation

IFIF 1987 Wiehl Germany B yt

International Fire Service Training Association

IFSTA 1933 Stillwater OK USA N

International Flight Services Association

IFSA 1966 Atlanta GA USA G

International Food Security Network

IFSN Dhaka Bangladesh F

International Food Service Executives Association

IFSEA 1901 Wheat Ridge CO USA N

International Forum

IF Copenhagen Denmark G

International Forum for Child Welfare

IFCW 1989 Jakarta Indonesia F

International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains

ISVC 2013 Horgen Switzerland F

International Foundation for the Rule of Law and the Independence of Lawyers and Judges

Rome Italy G f

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

1954 Brookfield WI USA G fv

International Franchise Association

IFA 1960 Washington DC USA G

International Freedom Alliance

2010 The Hague Netherlands J

International Friendship League

IFL 1926 Ross-on-Wye UK F y

International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD Rome Italy F fg

International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW 1969 Yarmouth Port MA USA F f

International GNSS Service

IGS 1993 Pasadena CA USA E

International Hospitality and Conference Service Association

IHCSA 1970 Tokyo Japan G

International Humanity Foundation

IHF 1987 San Diego CA USA G f

International Inbound Services Forum


International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology

AGRIS 1974 Rome Italy F gy

International Inner Wheel

IIW 1934 Altrincham UK E

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA 1972 Laxenburg Austria D j

International Institute for Environment and Development

IIED 1971 London UK E j

International Institute for Peace through Tourism

IIPT 1988 Utica NY USA G j

International Institute for Population Sciences

IIPS 1956 Mumbai India E j

International Institute for Religious Freedom

IIRF Bonn Germany E jv

International Institute for Rights and Development-Geneva

IRD-Geneva Geneva Switzerland J

International Institute for Socio-Informatics

Bonn Germany G j

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD 1990 Winnipeg MB Canada F j

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

IIAS 1930 Brussels Belgium B jy

International Institute of Inspiration Economy

IIIE 2015 Hamad Town Bahrain D j

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA 1967 Ibadan Nigeria E j

International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research

IICPSR 1975 Cairo Egypt E

International Islamic Charitable Organization

IICO 1984 Kuwait Kuwait D

International Islamic Relief Organization

IIRO 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia G

International Labour Organization

ILO 1919 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Laser Ranging Service

ILRS 1998 Greenbelt MD USA K

International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty

ILEAP 2002 Toronto ON Canada F

International Legal Aid Group

ILAG Glasgow UK F

International Legal Foundation

ILF 2001 New York NY USA F f

International Links and Services for Local Economic Development Agencies

ILS LEDA Naples Italy J

International Maritime Organization

IMO 1948 London UK B g