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

Speak Up Africa

Dakar Senegal J

Special Committee on Decolonization

C-24 1961 New York NY USA E g

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

Sri Agathiar Sanmaarga Charitable Trust

Turaiyur India G

Stamp Out Poverty

2002 London UK G y

STAND International

2007 Edinburgh UK G

Standing Voice

London UK G

Starr International Foundation

SIF 2006 Zug Switzerland G f


1991 London UK G

STEPS Centre

Falmer UK G

Stiftung für Ökologische Entwicklung

Biovision 1998 Zurich Switzerland G f

Street Medicine Institute

SMI 2009 Ingomar PA USA N

Strømme Foundation

SF 1976 Kristiansand Norway G f

Students for a Free Tibet International

SFT International 1994 New York NY USA E

Students Helping Street Kids International

SHSKI 1997 Spencerville MD USA G

Studio Globo

1964 Brussels Belgium G

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa

GERDDES-Africa 1990 Cotonou Benin F

STUF United Fund

2009 Flushing NY USA G f


1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Sud-ouest sans frontières

LSJF 1986 Challignac-Barbezieux France G

Sulabh International Social Service Organization

SISSO 1970 New Delhi India G

Suomalaiset Kehitysjärjestöt

Fingo 2018 Helsinki Finland G

Suore di Gesù Redentore

1863 Fonte Nuova Italy R

Supplementary Agreement to the Application of the European Convention on Social Security

1972 Strasbourg France T g

Surgicorps International

1994 Glenshaw PA USA N

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y

Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance

SDIA Hamburg Germany J

Sustainable Energy for All

SEforALL 2011 Vienna Austria E

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G


1986 New York NY USA F jv

TABS International

2008 Bedworth UK G

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g

Teach Overseas Institute

1981 N

Teachers Without Borders

TWB 2000 Seattle WA USA G

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N


1973 Utrecht Netherlands G f

TEAR Australia

1971 Blackburn VIC Australia G


1975 Auckland New Zealand G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f

TearFund, Schweiz

1984 Zurich Switzerland G f

Tearfund, UK

1968 Teddington UK G f


1969 Arlington VA USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Japan G

Terre des hommes Foundation

Tdh Foundation 1960 Lausanne Switzerland F f

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R