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

Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment

2018 T g


1970 Washington DC USA F

Public Services International

PSI 1907 Ferney-Voltaire France B y

Public-Private Alliance Foundation

PPAF 2007 Hastings-on-Hudson NY USA G f



Queens World Network

QWN Lagos Nigeria G


London UK F

Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation

G f

Radiant Earth Foundation

Washington DC USA G f

Radio Free Asia

RFA 1996 Washington DC USA G

Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services

RTCM 1947 Arlington VA USA G

Reach Out WorldWide


Real Action for International Need

RAIN 2012 Alton Bay NH USA N


1989 Coventry UK G

Reason Partnership

1981 London UK G

Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales de América Latina y el Caribe

REDTRASEX 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Red Iberoamericana de Luz

1998 F

Red Iberoamericana de Trabajo con las Familias

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F v

Red Interamericana de Fundaciones y Acciones Empresariales para el Desarrollo de Base

RedEAmérica 2002 Bogota Colombia F

Red Interamericana de Vivienda Saludable

Red VIVSALUD 1995 Lima Peru F

Red Interamericana para la Democracia

RID 1995 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Red Internacional de Escritores por la Tierra

TIER 2005 Tarragona Spain E v

Red Latinoamericana de Socio-Economia Solidaria

Red LASES 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Rede Regional da Sociedade Civil para a Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional na CPLP

REDSAN-CPLP Coimbra Portugal F


Buenos Aires Argentina E

RedR International

1980 Tiverton UK F

Refugee Hub Europe

Brussels Belgium J

ReGeneration 2030

Mariehamn Finland F

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Commission for Fisheries

RECOFI 1999 Cairo Egypt E gy

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g

Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission

RJLSC 2001 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago E g

Regional Model Forest Network - Asia

RMFN-Asia 2010 F

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Release International

Orpington UK G

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

Religieuses de l'Enfant-Jésus de Lille

1824 Lille France R

Religieuses de Saint François d'Assise de Lyon

1838 Montréal QC Canada R

Religions for Peace

RfP 1970 New York NY USA F

Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts

1826 Rome Italy R

Religious Society of Friends

Quakers 1652 Philadelphia PA USA F

Religious Youth Service

RYS 1986 New York NY USA K

REMAR International

1982 Madrid Spain G

Remote Area Medical

RAM 1985 Knoxville TN USA N

Reporters sans frontières

RSF 1985 Paris France F

Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies


Réseau des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale Côte d'Ivoire

ROSI Côte d'Ivoire 2014 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Réseau Européen pour l'Insertion Sociale et Professionnelle de Personnes Défavorisées

REIN 1993 Welver Germany F

Réseau International des Universités Libres

RIUL 2014 Brussels Belgium J

Restauradores Sin Fronteras

A-RSF 1999 San Sebastian de los Reyes Spain F