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

La Liga Iberoamericana de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil

LA LIGA 1999 Barcelona Spain D

Laboratoire - Sociétés en développement dans l'espace et dans le temps

SEDET 1975 Paris France G

Laborers' International Union of North America

LIUNA 1903 Washington DC USA N


1958 Vällingby Sweden G

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

LVFO 1994 Jinja Uganda E g

Land Tenure Center, Madison WI

LTC 1962 Madison WI USA N

Landesa - Rural Development Institute

Landesa 1967 Seattle WA USA G j

Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre

1957 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission

LACFC 1948 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American Art Resource Project

LAARP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Latin American Center for Service Learning

2002 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Latin American Forestry Institute

1959 Mérida Venezuela G gj

Latin American Nanotechnology and Society Network

2006 F

Lazarus Union

2007 Vienna Austria F

Learning for Life

LFL London UK G

Legacy International

LI 1979 Bedford VA USA F

Legatum Foundation

1999 Dubai United Arab Emirates G f

Let There Be Light International

2014 North Haven CT USA G

Levi Strauss Foundation

LSF 1952 Diegem Belgium G f

Libertarian Foundation for Human Assistance

LIFHAS 1985 Schijf Netherlands G f

Libertas International

2009 Alicante Spain F

Liberty Asia


Liberty International

1989 San Francisco CA USA F

Libre organisation mondiale d'aide aux réfugiés

LOMAR 2004 Marseille France G

Life for Relief and Development

1992 Southfield MI USA G

Lifelink International

2003 Palm Coast FL USA N

Lifelong Learning Platform - European Civil Society for Education

LLLP 2005 Brussels Belgium F y

Lifewater International

1978 Bentonville AR USA G

Links International

1985 Littlehampton UK G

Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

1951 Hamilton ON Canada R

Little Sisters of the Poor

LSP 1839 Saint-Pern France R

Little Sisters of the Poor and Aged

1873 R

Little Sisters of the Sacred-Heart of Charles de Foucauld

1933 Rosny-sous-Bois France R

Little Work of Divine Providence

1903 Rome Italy R

Living Light International


Loesje International

1983 Arnhem Netherlands N

Lotus World

Seoul Korea Rep G

Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe

LVMI Europe 2001 Brussels Belgium E j

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

LIRS 1939 Baltimore MD USA G

Maestral International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Magee Womancare International

MWI 1992 Pittsburgh PA USA G

Maison Chance Organization

1993 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam F

Maison du Peuple d'Europe

MPEVH 2014 Brussels Belgium G

Make Mothers Matter

1947 Paris France C

Making Change

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Malian Foundation

Crows Nest NSW Australia N f

Mani Tese

MT 1964 Milan Italy G

Manna International

1984 Redwood City CA USA G

MAP International

1954 Brunswick GA USA F

Marie-Schlei-Verein - Hilfe für Frauen in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika

1984 Hamburg Germany G