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

Peter Hesse Foundation - Solidarity in Partnership for One World

1983 Erkrath Germany G f

Petites Missionnaires de la Charité

PMC 1915 Boston MA USA R

Petites Servantes du Coeur de Jésus

1917 Nancy France R

Petites Soeurs de la Miséricorde

1839 Verona Italy R

Petites Soeurs Dominicaines

1879 Paris France R

Pew Charitable Trusts

Philadelphia PA USA G

Pharmaceutical Procurement Service

PSS 1986 Castries St Lucia F g

PHD Foundation

1981 Kobe Japan G f

Philanthropy Impact

2013 London UK G y

Philanthropy Leadership Network

PLN 2010 Simon's Town South Africa J

Philanthropy without Frontiers, Canada

Vancouver BC Canada G

Philanthropy Workshop

TPW 1995 New York NY USA F

Philippine Centre for Population and Development

PCPD 1972 Manila Philippines G

Picpus Sisters

1800 Rome Italy R

Pirate Parties International

PPI 2010 Geneva Switzerland C

Plan Børnefonden

Copenhagen Denmark G f

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Planet Water

Scottsdale AZ USA J

Planète Enfants & Développement

1984 Paris France G

Plant a Tree in Africa

PATIA Swindon UK N

Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

1956 Rome Italy T g

Plant With Purpose

1984 San Diego CA USA G

Pluralism Fund

TPF 2002 Washington DC USA N f

PMU Interlife

1965 Stockholm Sweden G

Policy Association for an Open Society

PASOS 2003 Prague Czechia D y

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

PHJC 1851 Donaldson IN USA R

Poor Servants of the Mother of God

SMG 1869 London UK R

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Population and Development International

PDI 1983 Kailua HI USA G

Population Approach Group Europe

PAGE 1992 London UK F c

Population Association of America

PAA 1931 Alexandria VA USA G v

Population Connection

1968 Washington DC USA G

Population Council

1952 New York NY USA F

Population Environment Research Network

PERN 2001 Palisades NY USA E

Population Institute

PI 1969 Washington DC USA G j

Population Reference Bureau

PRB 1929 Washington DC USA G


1995 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Posner Center for International Development

Posner Center 2013 Denver CO USA G y

Postal Payment Service Agreement

1999 T g

POWER International

1994 High Wycombe UK G


2021 Paris France J

Presbyterian World Service and Development

PWS and D 1947 Toronto ON Canada G

Presentation Brothers

1802 Cork Ireland R

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Prisoners Abroad

1978 London UK N

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action

PRAWA 1994 Enugu Nigeria F

Pro Mujer

New York NY USA G

Pro Niños Pobres

PNP 1965 Bascharage Luxembourg G

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Project Gaia

Gettysburg PA USA F