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

Investeringsfonden for Udviklingslande

IFU 1967 Copenhagen Denmark G fg


1997 Fargo ND USA F

IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Blooms

IPHAB 1991 Copenhagen Denmark E g


1973 Chapel Hill NC USA F

IPS - Inter Press Service International Association

1964 Rome Italy F

IREX Europe

2004 Lyon France E

Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation

ILCU Foundation 1980 Dublin Ireland G f

Islamic Aid

London UK N

Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs

ICECSA 1977 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E g

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islamic Medical Association of North America

IMANA 1967 Lombard IL USA G

Islamic Relief Worldwide

IRWW 1984 Birmingham UK F

Istituto delle Piccole Suore della Sacra Famiglia

PSSF 1892 Verona Italy R j

Istituto Sindicale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo

ISCOS Cisl 1983 Rome Italy G j

IT Service Management Forum International

itSMF International 1991 Bracknell UK F

Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau

AIFO Bologna Italy G

Italian Centre for Building Development in Emerging Nations

1972 Turin Italy G

Jacobs Foundation

JF 1988 Zurich Switzerland F f

Japan Centre for International Exchange

JCIE 1971 Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services

JICWELS Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Volunteer Centre

JVC 1980 Tokyo Japan G

Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service

JOCS 1960 Tokyo Japan G

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

Jesuit Refugee Service

JRS 1980 Rome Italy E

Jesuit Refugee Service Europe

JRS Europe 1992 Brussels Belgium E

JesuitenWeltweit Deutschland

Nuremberg Germany G

Jewish Prisoner Services International

JPSI 1986 Seattle WA USA G

Jewish Volunteer Corps of American Jewish World Service


Jezreel International

1996 Albany NY USA N

Johanniter International

JOIN Brussels Belgium E

John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel

1984 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F f

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI 1967 London UK G

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

JECFA 1956 Rome Italy E g

Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

GESAMP 1969 London UK E gv

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

Development Committee 1974 Washington DC USA E g

Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

FACCE-JPI Paris France E g

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

1904 York UK G f

Jóvenes del Tercer Mundo

1988 Madrid Spain G

Jubileo Sur / Americas

1999 Managua Nicaragua J


1993 Brussels Belgium G

Kangaroo Group - Free Movement and Security

1979 Brussels Belgium F v

Keystone Human Services International

KHSI Harrisburg PA USA G

KIBANDA - European Spiritan Centre for Cooperation and Development

2001 Brussels Belgium E

Kids in Deficient Situations

KIDS Cologne Germany G

Kidsave International

Los Angeles CA USA N


2005 San Francisco CA USA G

KMA - Service Tiers-monde

Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta - The Ecumenical Order

1048 San Gwann Malta R

Knightsbridge International

1995 West Hills CA USA G

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f