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

Cities Alliance

1999 Brussels Belgium F

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee

CGSIC Alexandria VA USA G

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

Liberties Berlin Germany F

Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for Relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security

CSM 2010 Rome Italy E

Civil Society Europe

2014 Brussels Belgium E y

Civil Society European Academy, Russia

1995 Moscow Russia N

Civil Society Forum on Drugs

CSFD 2007 F y

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y

Civil Society Task Force

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Civil Volunteer Group

1971 Bologna Italy G

CivSource Africa

Kampala Uganda J

Clarence Foundation

1999 Oakland CA USA N f

Clean Clothes Campaign

CCC 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Clean Cooking Alliance

2010 Washington DC USA E

Clean Trade

London UK F


1958 Brussels Belgium E

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome Italy R

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

CDKN 2010 Cape Town South Africa F y

ClimateWorks Foundation

2008 San Francisco CA USA F fy

Club of Rome

COR 1968 Winterthur Switzerland F

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA


Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development

CREID 2018 Brighton UK E

Coalition of Agricultural Workers International

CAWI 2005 Penang Malaysia C y

Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems

COFE 2017 J

Coalition of Women in Africa for Peace and Development

COWAP Abuja Nigeria D

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation

CERF Encinitas CA USA G f

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

CAWSO 1982 Los Angeles CA USA N

Codex Alimentarius Commission

CAC 1962 Rome Italy E g

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome Italy F

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Colombo Plan Staff College

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g

Comic Relief

1985 London UK G

Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe

COPESCAALC 1976 Santiago Chile E g

Comisión Interamericana de Desarrollo Social

CIDES 1996 Washington DC USA E g

Comité d'études et de services des assureurs maritimes et transports

CESAM Paris France N

Comité Européen de Droit Rural

CEDR 1957 Paris France D

Comité européen de normalisation

CEN 1961 Brussels Belgium D y

Comité Permanente Interamericano de Seguridad Social

CPISS Mexico City Mexico K g

Comité pour les Partenariats avec l'Europe Continentale

Comité PECO Paris France G y

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia

SWAC 1964 Rome Italy E g

Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region

CRC 1965 Cairo Egypt E g

Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation - USG/UISG

1974 Rome Italy E

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Livestock Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

LDAC 1987 Santiago Chile E g

Commission on Voluntary Service and Action

CVSA 1945 Los Angeles CA USA G

Commissione Cooperazione Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia Italy G