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

Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa

CAFA 1991 Portland ME USA G

Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa

CIFAA 1971 Accra Ghana E g

Committee of Intelligence and Security Service of Africa

CISSA 2004 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW 1982 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD 1969 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

COPUOS 1959 Vienna Austria E g

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on World Food Security

CFS 1974 Rome Italy K g

Common Fund for Commodities

CFC 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands F fgy

Common Global Ministries Board

CGMB 1810 Indianapolis IN USA G

Common Ground Research Networks

1984 Champaign IL USA F

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F fg

Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

COSW London UK C

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G

Communion and Liberation

CL 1954 Rome Italy F

Community Learning Centres

CLC 1993 Bangkok Thailand K g

Community of Sant'Egidio

1968 Rome Italy R

Community Partners International

CPI 2010 San Francisco CA USA G

Community Uplift Projects International

CUP International 1990 Olney MD USA N

Company of St Ursula

1535 Brescia Italy R

Company of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

DC 1633 Paris France R

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

CROP 1992 Bergen Norway E

Compassion International

CI 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA F

Concern Worldwide

1968 Dublin Ireland G


1943 Paris France G

Confederación Latinoamericana de Pobladores en la Marginación Social


Confederación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores Jubilados, Pensionados y Adultos Mayores

1987 Santo Domingo Dominican Rep D v

Confédération européenne des ong d'urgence et de développement

CONCORD 2003 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of European Security Services

CoESS 1989 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of European Senior Expert Services

CESES 1989 Brussels Belgium F y

Confederation of NATO Retired Civilian Staff Associations

CNRCSA 2002 Brussels Belgium E

Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale

CBI 1983 Ankara Türkiye C

Confederazione Italiani nel Mondo

CIM 2004 Rome Italy N

Conference of Asian Foundations and Organizations

CAFO 1996 J

Conference of Directors of the Ibero American Meteorological and Hydrological Services

2003 Madrid Spain F

Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

AFRIMET Madrid Spain E

Conference of European Ministers of Social Affairs

Vienna Austria S cg

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference of Translation Services of European States

COTSOES 1980 Stockholm Sweden F

Conferência das Jurisdições Constitucionais dos Países de Lingua Portuguesa

CJCPLP 2008 Maputo Mozambique C g

Confluence Philanthropy

New York NY USA G

Congo Heart of Africa

CHA Johannesburg South Africa N

Congrégation de la Sainte Famille de Bergame

1868 Rome Italy R

Congrégation de Sainte-Marie

1843 Paris France R

Congrégation des Soeurs de Marie Auxiliatrice

1854 Paris France R

Congregation of Cellites

Alexian Brothers 1200 Arlington Heights IL USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes

CSA 1858 Fond du Lac WI USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice

Felician Sisters 1855 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Apostolic Carmel

1868 Bangalore India R

Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Missionaries of Scheut 1862 Rome Italy R