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


Brussels Belgium E

Santé mentale et exclusion sociale - Europa

SMES Europa 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Sasakawa Africa Association

SAA Tokyo Japan F

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society

SFM 1919 Toronto ON Canada R

School of International Service

SIS 1958 Washington DC USA G

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK G f

Sciences Citoyennes

2002 Paris France G f

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

Sea Change Foundation International

2011 N f

Seafarers UK

1917 London UK N f

Secours aux lépreux Canada

SLC 1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G

Secretaria de Integración Social Centroamericana

SISCA 1995 Panama Panama E g

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g

Seed Global Health

Boston MA USA G

Seed Programs International

SPI 1998 Asheville NC USA G


1945 Ottawa ON Canada G

Seeds to Sew International

Hopewell NJ USA G

Self Help Africa

SHA 2008 Dublin Ireland F

Self-Help International

1959 Waverly IA USA G

Sertoma International

SI 1912 Kansas City MO USA G

Servantes des Pauvres de Jeanne Delanoue

Soeurs de Jeanne Delanoue 1709 Saumur France R

Servantes du Coeur de Jésus

1867 Moulins-lès-Metz France R

Servants of Charity

SC 1908 Rome Italy R

Servants of Jesus of Charity

1871 Rome Italy R

Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec 1850 Sainte-Foy QC Canada R

Servants to Asia's Urban Poor

1983 Vancouver BC Canada G

Serve the City International

2005 Brussels Belgium F

Service and Research Institute on Family and Children

SERFAC 1986 Chennai India F j

Service chrétien d'appui à l'animation rurale

SECAAR 1994 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Service Civil International

SCI 1920 Antwerp Belgium B

Service d'appui aux initiatives locales de développement

SAILD 1988 Yaoundé Cameroon F

Service d'entraide et de liaison

SEL 1980 Bagneux France G

Service d'information et formation Amérique Latine - Tiers Monde

SEDIF 1983 Brussels Belgium G

Service de coopération au développement

SCD 1979 Lyon France E v

Service Design Network

SDN 2011 Cologne Germany F

Service Employees International Union

SEIU 1921 Washington DC USA G

Service international de recherche d'éducation et d'action sociale

SIREAS Brussels Belgium G

Service missionnaire évangélique

SME Saint-Prex Switzerland G

Service of Documentation and Studies on Global Mission

1964 Rome Italy E y

Service of the European Churches for International Students

SECIS 1996 Madrid Spain F

Service Volontaire International

SVI 2009 Brussels Belgium E

Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions

SHARE 1983 Tokyo Japan G

Servicio Ecuménico para la Dignidad Humana

SEDHU 1984 Montevideo Uruguay G

Servicio Latinoamericano, Africano y Asiatico de Vivienda Popular

SELAVIP 1976 Kraainem Belgium F

Servicio Tercer Mundo

SETEM 1968 Barcelona Spain G

Servicios y Asesoria para la Paz

SERAPAZ Mexico City Mexico G