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

World Literacy Foundation

2003 F f

World Medical Relief

WMR 1953 Southfield MI USA N

World Memom Organisation

WMO 2002 London UK E

World Merit

Liverpool UK J

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Mountain People Association

WMPA 2001 Paris France C

World Neighbors

WN 1951 Oklahoma City OK USA G v

World Organisation for Animal Health

WOAH 1924 Paris France B g

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World Pensions Council

WPC J

World Philanthropists Organization

Hampton UK N

World Relief

1944 Baltimore MD USA G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Service Authority

WSA 1954 Washington DC USA K

World Services for the Blind

WSB 1947 Little Rock AR USA G

World Services Group

WSG Houston TX USA C

World Shiology Forum

WSF 2017 Beijing China J

World Society of Victimology

WSV 1979 Holden Hill SA Australia C

World Spine Care

WSC 2008 Toronto ON Canada C

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World University Service

WUS 1920 Wiesbaden Germany B

World Urban Campaign

WUC Nairobi Kenya E

World Villages for Children

1964 London UK N

World Vision International

WVI 1950 London UK B

World Welfare Association

WWA 1991 Mananwala Pakistan G

World Wings International

WWI 1959 New York NY USA G

World Young Women's Christian Association

World YWCA 1855 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland B

World Youth Service and Enterprise

WYSE 1988 London UK G

WorldFish

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

WorldGranny

2004 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Worldshare

Seoul Korea Rep G

WorldShare

1946 Doncaster UK G

Worldwide Orphans Foundation

WWO 1997 Maplewood NJ USA N f

Worldwide Support for Development

WSD Tokyo Japan G

Worldwide Veterinary Service

WVS 2002 Cranborne UK G

WOTRO Science for Global Development

1964 The Hague Netherlands G f

Y Care International

1984 London UK G

ygap

Richmond VIC Australia G

YOU Stiftung - Bildung für Kinder in Not

YOU Foundation 1992 Düsseldorf Germany G f

YourStory International

YSI Centerville MA USA N

Youth and European Social Work

YES Forum 2002 Stuttgart Germany F

Youth Express Network

Y-E-N 1993 Strasbourg France F

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action

YUVA 1984 Mumbai India G

Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation

1992 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates G f

Zoï Environment Network

Geneva Switzerland G

Zonta International

1919 Oak Brook IL USA F

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