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

Afro-Caribbean Education and Training Services

ACETS Nottingham UK N


Brooklyn NY USA F

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome Italy E g

Aga Khan Development Network

AKDN 1967 Geneva Switzerland F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f

Agencia Centroamericana de Navegación Aérea

ACNA 2001 Tegucigalpa Honduras K

AGORA Club International

1996 Lokeren Belgium E

Agreement Concerning Population Registration

1968 T g

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning the International Savings Bank Service, 1969

1969 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1950

1950 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1961

1961 T g

Agreement Concerning the Social Security of Rhine Boatmen, 1979

1979 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers between Sick Funds and Sickness Benefits During Temporary Residence

1956 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers of Persons Insured for Sickness Benefit and Concerning Sickness Benefit During Temporary Residence

1967 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the Co-ordination of the Distribution of Channels for Mobile Maritime Service in the Band 2065 to 2107 Khz

1980 T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g

Agreement on the International Carriage of Passengers by Road by Means of Occasional Coach and Bus Service

ASOR 1982 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands

1956 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland

1956 T g

Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Qualifying Periods and the Like in Connection with the Right of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance to Unemployment Benefits

1976 T g

Agreement to Promote Compliance with the International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

1993 Rome Italy T g


2003 Brussels Belgium C

Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

ALAWUC Cairo Egypt E gy


2009 Cork Ireland F y

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G


1982 Dublin Ireland G

Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

AAWS 1935 New York NY USA F

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation

1960 New York NY USA G f

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All for Africa

New York NY USA N

All We Can

1946 London UK G f

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable Societies

Wellington New Zealand E

Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair in the EU

AFCAR Brussels Belgium E y

Alliance of International Science Organizations

ANSO 2018 Beijing China C y

Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation

ANCSSC 2018 London UK J

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G