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 Schools Association

ISA 1951 Geneva Switzerland B

International Schools Services

ISS 1955 Princeton NJ USA G

International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network

ISWAN Croydon UK F

International Securities Services Association

ISSA 1988 Zurich Switzerland C

International Seed Testing Association

ISTA 1921 Bassersdorf Switzerland B g

International Sericultural Commission

ISC 1948 Bangalore India C g

International Service for Peace

1995 Minneapolis MN USA G y

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

ISAAA 1991 Ithaca NY USA F

International Service Innovation Design Association

ISIDA 2016 Busan Korea Rep J

International Ship Engineering Service Association

ISES 1963 Caceres Spain C

International Ship Suppliers and Services Association

ISSA 1955 London UK C

International Snow Leopard Trust

ISLT 1981 Seattle WA USA G

International Social Security Association

ISSA 1927 Geneva Switzerland B

International Social Welfare Association of Korea

ISWAK Jeju Korea Rep G

International Society for Labour and Social Security Law

ISLSSL 1958 Turin Italy B

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

ISPCAN 1977 B v

International Society for Tropical Root Crops

ISTRC 1967 Ibadan Nigeria C

International Society for Universal Dialogue

ISUD 1989 Aliso Viejo CA USA C

International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists

ISCEBS 1981 Brookfield WI USA G

International Society of Fire Service Instructors

ISFSI 1960 Centreville VA USA G

International Society of Service Innovation Professionals


International Society of Wheelchair Professionals

ISWP 2015 Pittsburgh PA USA G t

International Space Environment Service

ISES 1962 Boulder CO USA F

International Standing Conference on Philanthropy

INTERPHIL 1969 Geneva Switzerland F

International Street Painting Society

ISPS 2012 J

International Task Force for the Rural Poor

INTAF 1989 South Harrow UK F

International Telecommunication Union

ITU 1985 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Textile Services Alliance

ITSA 2012 Brussels Belgium C y

International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries

ITTLLDC 2009 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia F g

International Tibet Independence Movement

1995 Fishers IN USA G

International Trade Centre

ITC 1964 Geneva Switzerland E gt

International Trade Union Alliance of Public Utilities, Local Industry and Services Workers

Moscow Russia D t

International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organization

Lomé Togo E t

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

2001 Rome Italy T g

International Trust for the Education of Zambian Orphans

ITEZO 2001 Ferney-Voltaire France N

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

The Union 1920 Paris France B y

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

IUSSP 1928 Aubervilliers France B v

International Union of Agroforestry

IUAF 2019 J

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

IUAES 1948 Osaka Japan B

International Union of Prayer of Banneux Notre-Dame

1934 Banneux Belgium R

International Venture Philanthropy Center

IVPC 2015 Weybridge UK C

International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry

IVS 1999 Greenbelt MD USA E

International Women's Coffee Alliance

IWCA 2003 G

International Women's Development Agency

IWDA 1985 Melbourne VIC Australia G

International Youth Aid Council

Iyaco London UK G

International Youth Council

IYC 2007 G


INTLawyers 2010 Geneva Switzerland F

Internews Europe

1995 London UK F

INTERTEAM - Fachleute im Entwicklungseinsatz

1964 Lucerne Switzerland G

INTERVac - International Home Exchange Holiday Service

1953 Paris France F e