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


1980 Washington DC USA G

RET International

2000 Geneva Switzerland F


Cheadle Hulme UK G

Right Livelihood Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right Sharing of World Resources

RSWR 1967 Richmond IN USA G

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium

2013 Heidelberg Germany F y

Rights and Resources Initiative

RRI 2005 Washington DC USA F y


1980 Leuven Belgium G

Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund

RCNF Amsterdam Netherlands F f

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

RBF 1940 New York NY USA G f

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

RPA 2002 New York NY USA G

ROFEH International

Brookline MA USA N


1980 Zurich Switzerland F

Rotman International Centre for Pension Management

ICPM 2005 Toronto ON Canada E

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome Italy T g

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

RUSI 1831 London UK G j


1987 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Ryan Foundation International

1982 Chennai India G f

SAARC Convention on Regional Arrangements for the Promotion of Child Welfare in South Asia

2002 T g


1999 London UK N

Saffron Social Development Global Foundation

Saffron SDGF Lagos Nigeria G f

Said Foundation

1982 London UK N f

Sail For Ethics

S4E 1996 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

Sailors' Society

1818 Southampton UK N

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G

Salesian Cooperators

1876 Rome Italy R

Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

1872 Gentilly France R

Salvation Army

1865 London UK F

Salvation Army World Service Office

SAWSO 1976 Alexandria VA USA K

Samaritan's Purse

1970 Boone NC USA F

Samdong International

SDI 2008 Iksan City Korea Rep G

Santé mentale et exclusion sociale - Europa

SMES Europa 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Sasakawa Africa Association

SAA Tokyo Japan F

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society

SFM 1919 Toronto ON Canada R

School of International Service

SIS 1958 Washington DC USA G

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK G f

Sciences Citoyennes

2002 Paris France G f

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

Sea Change Foundation International

2011 N f

Seafarers UK

1917 London UK N f

Secours aux lépreux Canada

SLC 1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretaria de Integración Social Centroamericana

SISCA 1995 Panama Panama E g

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g

Seed Global Health

Boston MA USA G

Seed Programs International

SPI Asheville NC USA G


1945 Ottawa ON Canada G