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

Centre international de solidarité ouvrière

CISO 1975 Montréal QC Canada G

Centre international du crédit mutuel

CICM 1979 Paris France G

Centre Muraz

1939 Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso E g

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRDAP 1979 Dhaka Bangladesh E g

Centre Population et développement

Ceped 1988 Paris France G

Centre rennais d'information pour le développement et la libération des peuples

CRIDEV 1974 Rennes France G

Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez

Centro Prodh 1988 Mexico City Mexico G

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro de Estudios de Demografia Histórica de América Latina

CEDHAL 1985 Sao Paulo Brazil G y

Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social

CIESS 1963 Mexico City Mexico E

Centro Interamericano para el Desarrollo del Conocimiento en la Formación Profesional

OIT/Cinterfor 1963 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Centro Regional de Promoción de la MIPYME

CENPROMYPE 2001 San Salvador El Salvador E

Centro UNESCO del Pais Vasco

UNESCO Etxea 1991 Bilbao Spain G


1988 Madrid Spain G

CESVI Fondazione

1985 Bergamo Italy G f

Cetacean Freedom Network


Challenges Worldwide

Edinburgh UK G

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

CAF Southern Africa J

Charity Education International

CEI 1997 Glasgow UK G

Charity: Water

2006 New York NY USA G

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

1926 Flint MI USA G f

Chemists Without Borders

2004 Sacramento CA USA N

Child Legacy International

Boerne TX USA G

Child Rescue International

Camarillo CA USA K

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Childbirth Survival International

CSI Baltimore MD USA G

Childcare Worldwide

1981 Bellingham WA USA N

ChildFund Alliance

2002 New York NY USA F y

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G

Children in Crossfire

1996 Londonderry UK J

Children of Promise International

1973 Centerville OH USA G

Children of the Caribbean Foundation

Beverly Hills CA USA G f

Children on the Edge

1990 Chichester UK N

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f

Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services

CARES 1950 Taipei Taiwan N


1990 Montevideo Uruguay F

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Hong Kong G

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f

Christian Aid Mission

1953 Charlottesville VA USA G

Christian Blind Mission

CBM 1908 Bensheim Germany G

Christian Conference of Asia

CCA 1959 Chiang Mai Thailand D

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society

CISRS 1957 Bangalore India G j

Christian International Relief Mission

CIRM Stourbridge UK G

Christian Outreach - Relief and Development

CORD 1967 Leamington Spa UK G

Christian Relief Fund

CRF 1974 Amarillo TX USA G f

Christian Relief Services

1985 Alexandria VA USA G

Christian World Service

CWS 1942 Christchurch New Zealand G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

CTBI London UK N