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

IREX Europe

2004 Lyon France E

Irish League of Credit Unions International Development Foundation

ILCU Foundation 1980 Dublin Ireland G f

ISEA Foundation

New York NY USA G f

Islamic Aid

London UK N

Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

ICCIA 1977 Karachi Pakistan F t

Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs

ICECSA 1977 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E g

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islamic Medical Association of North America

IMANA 1967 Lombard IL USA G

Islamic Relief Worldwide

IRWW 1984 Birmingham UK F

Istituto delle Piccole Suore della Sacra Famiglia

PSSF 1892 Verona Italy R j

Istituto Sindicale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo

ISCOS Cisl 1983 Rome Italy G j

IT Service Management Forum International

itSMF International 1991 Bracknell UK F

Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau

AIFO Bologna Italy G

Italian Centre for Building Development in Emerging Nations

1972 Turin Italy G

Jacobs Foundation

JF 1988 Zurich Switzerland F f

Japan Centre for International Exchange

JCIE 1971 Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services

JICWELS Tokyo Japan G

Japan International Volunteer Centre

JVC 1980 Tokyo Japan G

Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service

JOCS 1960 Tokyo Japan G

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

Jesuit European Social Centre

JESC 1956 Brussels Belgium E

Jesuit Refugee Service

JRS 1980 Rome Italy E

Jesuit Refugee Service Europe

JRS Europe 1992 Brussels Belgium E

JesuitenWeltweit Deutschland

Nuremberg Germany G

Jewish Prisoner Services International

JPSI 1986 Seattle WA USA G

Jewish Volunteer Corps of American Jewish World Service


Jezreel International

1996 Albany NY USA N

JOC Europe

1925 Brussels Belgium E

Johanniter International

JOIN 2000 Brussels Belgium E

John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel

1984 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F f

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI 1967 London UK G

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

JECFA 1956 Rome Italy E g

Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

GESAMP 1969 London UK E gv

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

JLI 2012 Washington DC USA F y

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

Development Committee 1974 Washington DC USA E g

Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

FACCE-JPI Paris France E g

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

1904 York UK G f

Jóvenes del Tercer Mundo

1988 Madrid Spain G

Jubileo Sur / Americas

1999 Managua Nicaragua J


2013 Amsterdam Netherlands G f


1993 Brussels Belgium G

Kangaroo Group - Free Movement and Security

1979 Brussels Belgium F v

Keystone Human Services International

KHSI Harrisburg PA USA G


San Francisco CA USA G

Kids in Deficient Situations

KIDS Cologne Germany G

Kidsave International

Los Angeles CA USA N


2005 San Francisco CA USA G

Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta - The Ecumenical Order

1048 San Gwann Malta R

Knightsbridge International

1995 West Hills CA USA G

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f