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


1971 Rome Italy G

Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services among the Association of South-East Asian Nations

1971 T g

Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-scheduled Air Services in Europe

1956 Montréal QC Canada T g

Multilateral Treaty on Social Security

1967 T g

Mundus maris

2010 Brussels Belgium F

Muslim Aid

1985 London UK G

Myanmar Actions for Mission and Evangelism

MAME 2014 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya Protocol 2010 T g

Naija Worldwide Charities

NWC Silver Spring MD USA G

National Arab American Medical Association

NAAMA 1975 Birmingham MI USA N

Near East Forestry Commission

NEFC 1953 Cairo Egypt E g

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

NMCF 1994 Johannesburg South Africa N f

Network for Business Sustainability

NBS 2005 London ON Canada F

Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management

CAP-Net Pretoria South Africa E y

Network for Water and Sanitation International

NETWAS International 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

Network of European Meteorological Services

EUMETNET 2009 Brussels Belgium F

Network of IFAD Supported Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean


Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

NoC 2012 F y

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

NJHSA 1939 Paramus NJ USA N

Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas

1999 Québec QC Canada F

Networked European Software and Services Initiative

NESSI 2005 Munich Germany E

Netzwerk und Fachstelle für internationale Personelle Zusammenarbeit

AKLHÜ 1962 Bonn Germany G

New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

2012 E g

New Field Foundation

San Francisco CA USA G f

New Humanity

1987 Rome Italy E

New Internationalist

NI 1975 Oxford UK G

New Partnership for Africa's Development

NEPAD 2001 Johannesburg South Africa E g

New Reality International

NRI 2007 Grandview MO USA G

New Vision International

NVI 1994 Geneva Switzerland G

NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva

2001 E

NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Geneva

2002 E y

NGO Committee on Social Development

New York NY USA E

NGO Forum on ADB

1991 Quezon City Philippines F y

NGO Working Group on the Security Council

1997 New York NY USA E y

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

Paris France E y

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

1957 T g

Nixon Center

1994 Washington DC USA N

Non-Aligned Movement

NAM 1961 New York NY USA F g

Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

NAM CSSTC 1995 Jakarta Indonesia E g

Non-Aligned Students, Youth and Civil Societies Organization

NASYO 1993 Port Louis Mauritius C

Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

NACC 1991 College Station TX USA F

Nordens välfärdscenter

NVC 2009 Stockholm Sweden D g

Nordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

NASPCAN 1998 Oslo Norway D v

Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work

NASSW 1965 Lund Sweden D

Nordic Convention on Social Assistance and Social Services

1994 T g

Nordic Convention on Social Security

1981 T g

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

NIIS 2017 Tallinn Estonia G bg

Nordic Network

Copenhagen Denmark F

Nordic Network for Communicating Animal Welfare

NordCAW Uppsala Sweden F

Nordic Social Pharmacy and Health Services Research Conference