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A list of Organisations you might find useful:

Global Organisations 

The UN is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is central to the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG). Ending poverty in all its forms is the first of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF has been the defender of children around the world, regardless of gender, religion, race or economic background.

The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy, was established in 1988 to strengthen the research capability of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and to support its advocacy for children worldwide. The Centre, formally known as the International Child Development Centre, has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues relating to children's rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate the full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in industrialized and developing countries. Download the 2000 report A League Table of Child Poverty in Rich Nations as a PDF. This UNICEF report on child poverty in the world’s wealthiest nations concludes that one in six of the rich world’s children is poor - a total of 47 million children.

The WPC provides real-time poverty estimates until 2030 for almost every country in the world. It monitors progress against Extreme Poverty, which is the UN’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG1).

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. It acts with its partners and is the leading international organization for migration concern.

The UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. Now it is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

The World Bank Group has two goals: to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way in developing countries.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. 

BASW is the UK’s professional membership organisation for social work and the independent voice of social work. The Anti-poverty Practice Guide for Social Work supports BASW members in their work with people experiencing poverty. This Guide builds on the principles enshrined in the BASW Code of Ethics and the ongoing campaign by BASW against austerity. It was developed in collaboration with the Child Welfare Inequalities Project.


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