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

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

JLI 2012 Washington DC USA F y

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


2013 Amsterdam Netherlands G f


1993 Brussels Belgium G

Kangaroo Group - Free Movement and Security

1979 Brussels Belgium F v

Keystone Human Services International

KHSI Harrisburg PA USA G

Kids in Deficient Situations

KIDS Cologne Germany G

Kidsave International

Los Angeles CA USA N


2005 San Francisco CA USA 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


1849 Cologne Germany E

Konkokyo Peace Activity Center

KPAC 1988 Okayama Japan N

Körber Stiftung

1959 Hamburg Germany G f

Korea Civil Society Forum on International Development Cooperation

KoFID Seoul Korea Rep G

Korean Foundation for World Aid

G f

La Liga Iberoamericana de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil

LA LIGA 1999 Barcelona Spain D

Laborers' International Union of North America

LIUNA 1903 Washington DC USA N

Labour Law Research Network

LLRN 2011 F jy


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

Latin American Quality Institute

LAQI 2001 Panama Panama D j

Lazarus Union

2007 Vienna Austria F

Learning for Life

LFL London UK G

Legacy International

LI 1979 Bedford VA USA F


2016 Sollentuna Sweden J v

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