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


1849 Cologne Germany E

Konkokyo Peace Activity Center

KPAC 1988 Okayama Japan N

Körber Stiftung

1959 Hamburg Germany G f

Korea Civil Society Forum on International Development Cooperation

KoFID Seoul Korea Rep G

Korean Foundation for World Aid

G f

La Liga Iberoamericana de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil

LA LIGA 1999 Barcelona Spain D

Laborers' International Union of North America

LIUNA 1903 Washington DC USA N

Labour Law Research Network

LLRN 2011 F jy


1958 Vällingby Sweden G

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

LVFO 1994 Jinja Uganda E g

Land Tenure Center, Madison WI

LTC 1962 Madison WI USA N

Landesa - Rural Development Institute

Landesa 1967 Seattle WA USA G j

Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre

1957 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission

LACFC 1948 Santiago Chile E g

Latin American Art Resource Project

LAARP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Latin American Center for Service Learning

2002 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Latin American Forestry Institute

1959 Mérida Venezuela G gj

Latin American Nanotechnology and Society Network

2006 F

Latin American Quality Institute

LAQI 2001 Panama Panama D j

Lazarus Union

2007 Vienna Austria F

Learning for Life

LFL London UK G

Legacy International

LI 1979 Bedford VA USA F


2016 Sollentuna Sweden J v

Legatum Foundation

1999 Dubai United Arab Emirates G f

Let There Be Light International

2014 North Haven CT USA G

Let's Promote Europe

LPE 2019 Saarbrücken Germany J

Levi Strauss Foundation

LSF 1952 Diegem Belgium G f

Libertarian Foundation for Human Assistance

LIFHAS 1985 Schijf Netherlands G f

Libertas International

2009 Alicante Spain F

Liberty Asia


Liberty International

1989 Dallas TX USA F

Libre organisation mondiale d'aide aux réfugiés

LOMAR 2004 Marseille France G

Life for Relief and Development

1992 Southfield MI USA G

Lifelink International

2003 Palm Coast FL USA N

Lifelong Learning Platform - European Civil Society for Education

LLLP 2005 Brussels Belgium F y

Lifewater International

1978 Bentonville AR USA G

Links International

1985 Littlehampton UK G

Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

1951 Hamilton ON Canada R

Little Sisters of the Poor

LSP 1839 Saint-Pern France R

Little Sisters of the Poor and Aged

1873 R

Little Sisters of the Sacred-Heart of Charles de Foucauld

1933 Rosny-sous-Bois France R

Little Work of Divine Providence

1903 Rome Italy R

Living Light International


Loesje International

1983 Arnhem Netherlands N

Lotus World

Seoul Korea Rep G

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

LIRS 1939 Baltimore MD USA G

Maestral International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Magee Womancare International

MWI 1992 Pittsburgh PA USA G

Maison Chance Organization

1993 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam F

Maison du Peuple d'Europe

MPEVH 2014 Brussels Belgium G