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

Norwegian Church Aid

1947 Oslo Norway G

Nothelfergemeinschaft der Freunde

NdF 1945 Düren Germany G

Nuru International

Washington DC USA G

Oaks of Righteousness Movement International

ORMI Lomé Togo N

OAS Staff Association

1955 Washington DC USA E v

Oblates of St Francis de Sales

OSFS 1875 Rome Italy R j

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR 1945 Geneva Switzerland E g

OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

COMSTECH 1981 Islamabad Pakistan E g

OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health

1924 Paris France B g


1975 Amersfoort Netherlands F ey

Oikos - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento

Oikos 1988 Linda-a-Pastora Portugal G

Oikosnet Europe - Ecumenical Association of Academies and Laity Centres in Europe

EAALCE 1956 Sigtuna Sweden D

Olof Palme International Foundation

Barcelona Spain G f


2004 London UK F

One Day's Wages

ODW 2009 Seattle WA USA N

One Percent for Development Fund

1% for Development Fund 1976 Geneva Switzerland F f

One to World

1977 New York NY USA N

One World Trust

OWT 1951 London UK G f

ONEARTH Charity Foundation

Geneva Switzerland J f

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K

OostEuropa Zending

OEZ 1983 Rotterdam Netherlands N

Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection against and Organization of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement 1987 Strasbourg France F g

Open Society Foundations

OSF 1984 New York NY USA F f

Operation Rainbow

1978 Oakland CA USA G

Operation USA

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G

Opportunities Industrialization Centers International

OICI 1964 Washington DC USA F t

Opportunity International

1979 Chicago IL USA F j

ORA International

1981 Korbach Germany G


San Francisco CA USA N

Order of the Divine Redemption Missionaries

1968 Visciano Italy R

Order of the Servants of the Sick

Camillians 1582 Rome Italy R

Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo

OLACT 2010 Mexico City Mexico D

Organization for Community Networks

OFCN 1997 N

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm Sweden G

Orphans Care Federation

OCF 2017 London UK J

Orphelins du monde

ODM 1995 Paris France N

Orphelins Sida International

OSI 2000 Paris France G

OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

OSCE/ODIHR 1990 Warsaw Poland E g

Outreach International

1979 Kansas City MO USA G

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

OWEN - Mobile Academy for Gender Democracy and Promotion of Peace

OWEN 1992 Berlin Germany F

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam GB

1942 Oxford UK G

Oxfam International

1995 Nairobi Kenya F y

Oxfam Novib

1956 The Hague Netherlands G

P3 Foundation

Auckland New Zealand G f

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development

PPAPD 1997 F