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

Make Mothers Matter

1947 Paris France C

Making Change

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Malian Foundation

Crows Nest NSW Australia N f

Mani Tese

MT 1964 Milan Italy G

Manna International

1984 Redwood City CA USA G

MAP International

1954 Brunswick GA USA F

Marie-Schlei-Verein - Hilfe für Frauen in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika

1984 Hamburg Germany G

Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic

1912 Maryknoll NY USA R

Material World Charitable Foundation

1973 London UK N f

Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International

MCAI 1995 Achnasheen UK G

Mayors for Peace

1982 Hiroshima Japan F

MBMS International

Abbotsford BC Canada G

Meat Naturally

2016 Matatiele South Africa G

Medical Ambassadors International

1980 Salida CA USA G

Medical Emergency and Relief Cooperative International


medico international

1968 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Meeting of Foreign Relations Ministers of the "Liberator's Corridor"

S cg


2005 Washington DC USA F g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Eastern Atlantic Populations of the Mediterranean Monk Seal - Monachus Monachus

2007 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the West African Populations of the African Elephant - Loxodonta Africana

2005 Bonn Germany T g

Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard - Otis Tarda

2000 Bonn Germany T g

Mercy Airlift International

1968 Los Angeles CA USA G

Mercy Ships

1978 Stevenage UK F

Mercy Without Limits

MWL 2012 Overland Park KS USA G

Micah Global

1999 Carlisle UK F y

Micro Rainbow International Foundation

MRI Foundation London UK J f

Microcredit Summit Campaign

1997 Washington DC USA F

Microinsurance Network

2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg F y

Minderoo Foundation

2001 Nedlands WA Australia G f

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF 1945 Ashford UK F

Mission East

1991 Hellerup Denmark G

Mission Inclusion

Outremont QC Canada G

Mission Without Borders International

MWBI 1960 Camarillo CA USA F

Missionarie Serve dello Spirito Santo

SSpS 1889 Rome Italy R

Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette

La Salette Missionaries 1852 Rome Italy R

Missionary Cenacle Apostolate


Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

1816 Rome Italy R

Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity

MSBT 1918 Philadelphia PA USA R

Missionary Servants of the Poor of the Third World

1986 Cusco Peru R

Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus of Hiltrup

MSC 1900 Sutri Italy R

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives

MBRGI 2015 G

MOKA International Foundation

FIM Group 1976 Brussels Belgium F f

More and Better

Rome Italy F y

More in Common

2017 Paris France F

Mothers Legacy Project

Portland OR USA G

Mothers Without Borders

1992 American Fork UT USA G

Mouvement International d'Aide à l'Enfance

MIAE 1984 Paris France G

Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom

MENF 2014 Brussels Belgium F

Movement for Disarmament, Peace and Liberty

MDPL 1963 Saint-Étienne France G

Movement for Peace, Disarmament and Freedom

1982 Madrid Spain G