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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality


The "disadvantaged" is a generic term for individuals or groups of people who:

  • Face special problems such as physical or mental disability
  • Lack money or economic support

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Organizations relating to Disadvantaged

The Reality Of Aid / Quezon City, Philippines
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1984
Food not Bombs / Santa Cruz CA, USA / Est. 1980
Center for Third World Organizing / Oakland CA, USA / Est. 1980
Plant With Purpose / San Diego CA, USA / Est. 1984
UNANIMA International / New York NY, USA / Est. 2002
Tear / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1973
Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 1985
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
Act for Peace / Sydney, Australia / Est. 1948
Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1995
Fraternité des Missionnaires de Sainte-Thérèse de l\'Enfant-Jésus / Bassac, France / Est. 1947
Cuso International / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1961
European Cooperative for Rural Development / Brussels, Belgium
International Centre for Earth Construction / Villefontaine, France / Est. 1979
FRIEND / Hindu Kush-Himalayan / Kathmandu, Nepal / Est. 1996
Pro Mujer / New York NY, USA
European Network of the Unemployed / Kajaani, Finland / Est. 1990
Salvation Army / London, UK / Est. 1865
Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1918
Association maison chance / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / Est. 1993
Sisters of Charity of Montreal / Québec QC, Canada / Est. 1737
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate / Rome, Italy / Est. 1816
Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin / Nicolet QC, Canada / Est. 1853
World Fair Trade Organization / Culemborg, Netherlands / Est. 1989

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World Problems relating to Disadvantaged

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Illiteracy among disadvantaged people
Social exclusion
Loneliness in old age
Unequal income distribution within countries
Negative ecological impact of overpopulation
Unsustainable population levels
Marginal level of family income
Abandoned children
Inequitable distribution of wealth
Homeless mentally disabled
Health hazards of air pollution for plants
Overpopulation of shipping vessels
Underprivileged ideological minorities
Underprivileged racial minorities
Underprivileged minorities
Loneliness of children
Underprivileged linguistic minorities
Unmeaningful relationships to place
Animal stress in factory farming
Fragmentation of social structures in depressed areas
Social disaffection of the young
Inadequate child day-care facilities

Action Strategies relating to Disadvantaged

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Reducing poverty
Protecting the poor
Providing the poor with services
Alleviating rural poverty
Tracing missing persons
Improving sanitation for the poor
Mobilizing domestic public sector resources for poverty alleviation
Mobilizing domestic financial resources for poverty alleviation
Strengthening United Nations coordination on poverty reduction programmes and pilot projects
Implementing water and sanitation programmes for the urban poor
Providing safe drinking water for the poor
Educating street children
Mobilizing external resources for poverty alleviation
Assisting those in poverty
Enabling poor to achieve sustainable livelihood
Reducing fiscal inequality
Proving housing for the disadvantaged
Providing affordable housing loans
Improving access to shelter for poor
Financing housing for the poor
Developing presently unusable farming land
Improving services infrastructure in poor urban areas
Extending waste management services to the unserved urban poor
Aiding economically disadvantaged people
Reducing widening income gulf between rich and poor

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