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

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Release International

Orpington UK G

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

Religieuses de l'Enfant-Jésus de Lille

1824 Lille France R

Religieuses de Saint François d'Assise de Lyon

1838 Montréal QC Canada R

Religions for Peace

RfP 1970 New York NY USA F

Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts

1826 Rome Italy R

Religious Society of Friends

Quakers 1652 Philadelphia PA USA F

Religious Youth Service

RYS 1986 New York NY USA K

REMAR International

1982 Madrid Spain G

Remote Area Medical

RAM 1985 Knoxville TN USA N

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

REEEP 2002 Vienna Austria F

Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies


Réseau des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale Côte d'Ivoire

ROSI Côte d'Ivoire 2014 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Réseau Européen pour l'Insertion Sociale et Professionnelle de Personnes Défavorisées

REIN 1993 Welver Germany F

Réseau International des Universités Libres

RIUL 2014 Brussels Belgium J


2019 Kampala Uganda F

Restauradores Sin Fronteras

A-RSF 1999 San Sebastian de los Reyes Spain F


1980 Washington DC USA G

RET International

2000 Geneva Switzerland F


Cheadle Hulme UK G

Right Livelihood Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right Sharing of World Resources

RSWR 1967 Richmond IN USA G

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium

2013 Heidelberg Germany F y

Rights and Resources Initiative

RRI 2005 Washington DC USA F y


1980 Leuven Belgium G

River Cleanup

2019 Antwerp Belgium G

Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund

RCNF Amsterdam Netherlands F f

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

RBF 1940 New York NY USA G f

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

RPA 2002 New York NY USA G

ROFEH International

Brookline MA USA N


1980 Zurich Switzerland F

Rotman International Centre for Pension Management

ICPM 2005 Toronto ON Canada E

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome Italy T g

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

RUSI 1831 London UK G j


1987 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Ryan Foundation International

1982 Chennai India G f

SAARC Convention on Regional Arrangements for the Promotion of Child Welfare in South Asia

2002 T g


1999 London UK N

Saffron Social Development Global Foundation

Saffron SDGF Lagos Nigeria G f

Said Foundation

1982 London UK N f

Sail For Ethics

S4E 1996 Court-Saint-Etienne Belgium G

Sailors' Society

1818 Southampton UK N

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G

Salesian Cooperators

1876 Rome Italy R

Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

1872 Gentilly France R

Salvation Army

1865 London UK F

Salvation Army World Service Office

SAWSO 1976 Alexandria VA USA K

Samaritan's Purse

1970 Boone NC USA F

Samdong International

SDI 2008 Iksan City Korea Rep G