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

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

P3 Foundation

Auckland New Zealand G f

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development

PPAPD 1997 F

Pacific Pension and Investment Institute

PPI San Francisco CA USA N j

Pack2Go Europe

1974 Brussels Belgium D


1971 Washington DC USA F


1965 Washington DC USA F

Pakistan International Peace and Human Rights Organization

PIPHRO 2001 Islamabad Pakistan G

Palestine Liberation Organization

PLO 1964 New York NY USA G g

Pamoja International Voluntary Services

PIVS 2001 Nairobi Kenya N

Pan African Women's Organization

PAWO 1962 Pretoria South Africa D

Pan American Federation of Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Unions

PANARTES 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Pan-African Civil Society Network

PACSNET 2003 Kano Nigeria F

Parlement Africain de la Société Civile

PASOCI 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F


1991 Aarwangen Switzerland F

Partners in Population and Development

PPD 1994 Dhaka Bangladesh F g

Partnership for Change

PfC 2012 Oslo Norway G

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Washington DC USA G

Pasaules Brivo Latviesu Apvieniba

PBLA 1955 Riga Latvia D

Pastors for Peace

1988 New York NY USA G

Patent Committee

PatCom Richmond UK E

Pathways To Peace

PTP 1962 Larkspur CA USA F

Pauvres Serviteurs de la Divine Providence

Don Calabria 1907 Rome Italy R

Pax Romana, International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs

ICMICA 1947 Geneva Switzerland F y

Pax Romana, International Movement of Catholic Students

IMCS 1921 Paris France F

Pax World Service

PWS 1970 Portsmouth NH USA G

Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer

1997 New Orleans LA USA G

PCI Media

1984 New York NY USA G

Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International

PLEII 2009 Ijebu-Ode Nigeria G


1989 Blacksburg VA USA G

Penny Appeal

2009 Wakefield UK G


1981 Brussels Belgium D

PEO International

1869 Des Moines IA USA N

People from Here and Elsewhere Federation

1992 Saint-Martin-de-Bernegoue France F

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czechia G

People to People International

PTPI 1970 Brussels Belgium E

People's Aid Austria

1947 Vienna Austria G

Pères et Frères Religieux de Saint Vincent-de-Paul

1845 Rome Italy R

Permanent Forum Extreme Poverty in the World

Pierrelaye France K

Permanent Forum of European Civil Society

1995 F y

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck Austria E g