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

Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic

1912 Maryknoll NY USA R

Material World Charitable Foundation

1973 London UK N f

Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International

MCAI 1995 Achnasheen UK G

Mayors for Peace

1982 Hiroshima Japan F

MBMS International

Abbotsford BC Canada G

Medical Emergency and Relief Cooperative International


Meeting of Foreign Relations Ministers of the "Liberator's Corridor"

S cg


2005 Washington DC USA F g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Eastern Atlantic Populations of the Mediterranean Monk Seal - Monachus Monachus

2007 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the West African Populations of the African Elephant - Loxodonta Africana

2005 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard - Otis Tarda

2000 Bonn Germany T g

Mercy Airlift International

1968 Los Angeles CA USA G

Mercy Ships

1978 Stevenage UK F

Mercy Without Limits

MWL 2012 Overland Park KS USA G

Micah Global

1999 Carlisle UK F y

Micro Rainbow International Foundation

MRI Foundation J f

Microcredit Summit Campaign

1997 Washington DC USA F

Microinsurance Network

2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg F y

Minderoo Foundation

2001 Nedlands WA Australia G f

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF 1945 Ashford UK F

Mission East

1991 Hellerup Denmark G

Mission Inclusion

Outremont QC Canada G

Mission Without Borders International

MWBI 1960 Camarillo CA USA F

Missionarie Serve dello Spirito Santo

SSpS 1889 Rome Italy R

Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette

La Salette Missionaries 1852 Rome Italy R

Missionary Cenacle Apostolate


Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

1816 Rome Italy R

Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity

MSBT 1918 Philadelphia PA USA R

Missionary Servants of the Poor of the Third World

1986 Cusco Peru R

Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus of Hiltrup

MSC 1900 Sutri Italy R

Missionary Training Service

MTS 1993 London UK G

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives

MBRGI 2015 G

MOKA International Foundation

FIM Group 1976 Brussels Belgium F f

More and Better

Rome Italy F y

More in Common

2017 Paris France F

Mothers Legacy Project

Portland OR USA G

Mothers Without Borders

1992 American Fork UT USA G

Mouvement International d'Aide à l'Enfance

MIAE 1984 Paris France G

Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom

MENF 2014 Brussels Belgium F

Movement for Disarmament, Peace and Liberty

MDPL 1963 Saint-Étienne France G

Movement for Peace, Disarmament and Freedom

1982 Madrid Spain G

Movendi International

1851 Stockholm Sweden C


1971 Rome Italy G

Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services among the Association of South-East Asian Nations

1971 T g

Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services in Europe

1956 Montréal QC Canada T g

Multilateral Treaty on Social Security

1967 T g

Mundus maris

2010 Brussels Belgium F

Muslim Aid

1985 London UK G

Myanmar Actions for Mission and Evangelism

MAME 2014 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya Protocol 2010 T g