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


1981 London UK F

WE Charity

1995 Toronto ON Canada F

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G

WEC International

WEC 1913 Coventry UK F v


2008 Brussels Belgium F

Welcome Services International

WSI 1954 San Antonio TX USA N

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N


WFD 1959 Berlin Germany G

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G

West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation

WACPF 2008 Accra Ghana G f

West Africa Civil Society Forum


West Africa Civil Society Institute

WACSI Accra Ghana G j

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

WASCAL Accra Ghana D g

Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission

WECAFC 1973 Bridgetown Barbados E g


Brussels Belgium D

Wherever the Need

WTN 1997 Bath UK G

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

GNAFCC 2010 Geneva Switzerland F y

Whole Child International

2004 Santa Monica CA USA G

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

WISE 2006 Hull UK N j


1998 Sao Paulo Brazil F y

Wings of Hope

WoH 1963 St Louis MO USA G

Winrock International

1985 Little Rock AR USA G

WIRED International

Montara CA USA N

Witness for Peace

WFP 1983 Washington DC USA G

WMO Climate Data Information Referral Service

INFOCLIMA Geneva Switzerland K g

Women Engage for a Common Future

WECF 1994 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women for Women International

WFWI 1993 Washington DC USA G

Women in Need International

WIN International 2002 New York NY USA G

Women in Need International

Bishop Auckland UK N

Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom and Equality

WWAFE 2004 London UK J

Women's Feature Service

WFS 1978 Delhi India F v

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF 1915 Geneva Switzerland C

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 Denman Is BC Canada G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

WomenStrong International


Working Committee of the Malting Industry of the EU

1959 Brussels Belgium E t

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty

WACAP 1997 New York NY USA F

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples

WAMIP Ahmedabad India J

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K

World Assist

2008 N

World Association for Christian Communication

WACC 1975 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Association for Sustainable Development

WASD 2003 London UK C

World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies

TAWS 1989 Chertsey UK G y

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 St Augustin Germany B yt

World Association of Public Employment Services

WAPES 1989 Brussels Belgium C