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

Social Platform

1995 Brussels Belgium E y

Social Services Europe

2011 Brussels Belgium D y

Social Watch

Montevideo Uruguay F y

Société civile des auteurs multimédia

SCAM 1981 Paris France G

Société de Jésus-Christ

1923 Lyon France R

Société des Missions Etrangères de la Province de Québec

SMEPQ 1921 Laval QC Canada R

Société Sacerdotale de Saint Joseph-Benoît Cottolengo

1840 Rome Italy R

Society for Development Alternatives

1983 Delhi India G

Society for Participatory Research in Asia

PRIA 1982 Delhi India G

Society for Social Choice and Welfare

1992 Caen France D

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society of St Francis of Sales

Salesians of Don Bosco 1864 Rome Italy R

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

SHCJ 1846 Rome Italy R

Socio-Ecological Union

1988 D

Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus

Nicolas Barré 1662 Le Mesnil-Esnard France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Besançon

1799 Besançon France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-d'Angers

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-la-Forêt

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité Maternelle

1804 Metz France R

Soeurs de la Croix de Strasbourg

1848 Strasbourg France R

Soeurs de la Divine Providence de Saint-Jean-de-Bassel

1762 Saint-Jean-de-Bassel France R

Soeurs de la Providence de Gap

1838 Gap France R

Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Calvaire

1833 Gramat France R

Soeurs des Pauvres de Saint François

1845 Aachen Germany R

Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l'Institut Palazzolo

1869 Bergamo Italy R

Soeurs du Christ Rédempteur de Fougères

1827 Fougères France R

Soeurs Franciscaines de Saint Georges Martyr

1869 Thuine Germany R

Soeurs Franciscaines Elisabethines

1828 Padua Italy R

Soeurs Franciscaines Hospitalières de l'Immaculée Conception

Linda-a-Pastora Portugal R

Soeurs Minimes du Saint-Coeur de Marie

1844 Rodez France R

Soeurs Servantes du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1866 Versailles France R

Soeurs Ursulines du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Agonisant

1920 Rome Italy R

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


2006 London UK G

Solid International

2000 Mechelen Belgium N

Solidaridad Internacional

SI 1986 Madrid Spain G


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidaritätsfonds für Soziale Befreiungskämpfe in der Dritten Welt

SOLIFONDS Zurich Switzerland G f

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome Italy R

SOPAR-Bala Vikasa

1977 Gatineau QC Canada G

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Boulogne-Billancourt France G f

SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit - Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V.

1963 Munich Germany G f

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asian Free Media Association

SAFMA Lahore Pakistan D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy