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

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

NAMMCO 1992 Tromsø Norway E g

Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being

NDPHS 2003 Stockholm Sweden F gy

Northern Sparsely Populated Areas Network

NSPA Network F

Norwegian Church Aid

1947 Oslo Norway G

Nothelfergemeinschaft der Freunde

NdF 1945 Düren Germany G

Nuru International

Washington DC USA G

Oaks of Righteousness Movement International

ORMI Lomé Togo N

OAS Staff Association

1955 Washington DC USA E v

Oblates of St Francis de Sales

OSFS 1875 Rome Italy R j

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR 1945 Geneva Switzerland E g

OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

COMSTECH 1981 Islamabad Pakistan E g

Oikocredit International

Oikocredit 1975 Amersfoort Netherlands F ey

Oikos - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento

Oikos 1988 Linda-a-Pastora Portugal G

Oikosnet Europe - Ecumenical Association of Academies and Laity Centres in Europe

EAALCE 1956 Sigtuna Sweden D

Olof Palme International Foundation

Barcelona Spain G f


2004 London UK F

One Day's Wages

ODW 2009 Seattle WA USA N

One Percent for Development Fund

1% for Development Fund 1976 Geneva Switzerland F f

One to World

1977 New York NY USA N

One World Trust

OWT 1951 London UK G f

ONEARTH Charity Foundation

Geneva Switzerland J f

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K

OostEuropa Zending

OEZ 1983 Rotterdam Netherlands N

Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection against and Organization of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement 1987 Strasbourg France F g

Open Society Foundations

OSF 1984 New York NY USA F f

OpenStreetMap Foundation

2006 Cambridge UK F f

Operation Rainbow

1978 Oakland CA USA G

Operation USA

1979 Los Angeles CA USA G

Opportunities Industrialization Centers International

OICI 1964 Washington DC USA F t

Opportunity International

1979 Chicago IL USA F j

ORA International

1981 Korbach Germany G


San Francisco CA USA N

Order of the Divine Redemption Missionaries

1968 Visciano Italy R

Order of the Servants of the Sick

Camillians 1582 Rome Italy R

Organisation Mondiale des Experts

OMEX Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

OECS 1981 Castries St Lucia D g

Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo

OLACT 2010 Mexico City Mexico D

Organization for Community Networks

OFCN 1997 N

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm Sweden G

Orphans Care Federation

OCF 2017 London UK J

Orphelins du monde

ODM 1995 Paris France N

Orphelins Sida International

OSI 2000 Paris France G

OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

OSCE/ODIHR 1990 Warsaw Poland E g

Outreach International

1979 Kansas City MO USA G

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

OWEN - Mobile Academy for Gender Democracy and Promotion of Peace

OWEN 1992 Berlin Germany F

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam GB

1942 Oxford UK G

Oxfam International

1995 Nairobi Kenya F y

Oxfam Novib

1956 The Hague Netherlands G