Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

No Poverty

Eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030 is a pivotal goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Extreme poverty, defined as surviving on less than $2.15 per person per day at 2017 purchasing power parity, has witnessed remarkable declines over recent decades.

However, the emergence of COVID-19 marked a turning point, reversing these gains as the number of individuals living in extreme poverty increased for the first time in a generation by almost 90 million over previous predictions.

Even prior to the pandemic, the momentum of poverty reduction was slowing down. By the end of 2022, nowcasting suggested that 8.4 per cent of the world’s population, or as many as 670 million people, could still be living in extreme poverty. This setback effectively erased approximately three years of progress in poverty alleviation.

If current patterns persist, an estimated 7% of the global population – around 575 million people – could still find themselves trapped in extreme poverty by 2030, with a significant concentration in sub-Saharan Africa.

A shocking revelation is the resurgence of hunger levels to those last observed in 2005. Equally concerning is the persistent increase in food prices across a larger number of countries compared to the period from 2015 to 2019. This dual challenge of poverty and food security poses a critical global concern.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

2Build 4 Ward International Organization

2x4 International Sacramento CA USA F

A New Course

Bainbridge Island WA USA G

A Partnership with Africa

APA Dublin Ireland G

AARP Global Network

2006 Washington DC USA E

AARP International

1958 Washington DC USA G

ABANTU for Development

1991 Accra Ghana E

Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social

AIADTSS 1972 E v

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2001 Brussels Belgium D

Access Agriculture

2012 Brussels Belgium F

Access Quality International

AQI Chiang Mai Thailand E

Accord Européen Concernant la Sécurité Sociale des Bateliers de la Navigation Intérieure

1993 T g

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y

ACP Civil Society Forum

ACP CSF 1997 Meise Belgium F

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y


2015 Vienna Austria N

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G

Acting for Life

AFL 1973 Le Bourget France G

Acting for Women in Distressing Circumstances

1996 Phnom Penh Cambodia G


2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Action Committee Service for Peace

1968 Bonn Germany G

Action for Animal Health

A4AH London UK C y

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action pour le développement - SOS Faim

SOS Faim 1964 Brussels Belgium G

Action Reconciliation Services for Peace

ARSP 1958 Berlin Germany G

Action vivre ensemble

1977 Brussels Belgium G


1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f

ACTS International

1968 San Clemente CA USA G

Adara Development

1998 Edmonds WA USA F f

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g

Adriano Olivetti Foundation

1962 Rome Italy G f

Adult Children of Alcoholics - World Service Organization

ACA Torrance CA USA G v

Advocates for International Development

A4ID London UK G

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Afri - Action from Ireland

1975 Dublin Ireland G

Africa 2000

2004 London UK G

Africa 2000 Plus Network, Harare

1989 Harare Zimbabwe F

Africa Asia Development Relief Foundation

ADRF 1994 Seoul Korea Rep G f

Africa Centre for Open Governance

AfriCOG Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Community Technical Service

ACTS Comox BC Canada G

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

AFIC 2006 Kampala Uganda F y

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute

ALLPI 1990 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW 2006 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Philanthropy Network

APN 2009 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F y