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

Goldin Institute for International Partnership and Peace

Chicago IL USA G j

Good Bears of the World

GBW 1969 Toledo OH USA N

Good Energies Foundation

2007 Zug Switzerland J f

Good Shepherd International Foundation

GSIF 2007 Rome Italy F f


1983 Alexandria VA USA G

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

GSDRC 2001 Birmingham UK G

GPF Europe

2004 Bonn Germany E

Grameen Bank

GB 1983 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Grameen Foundation

GF 1997 Washington DC USA F f

Grameen Global Network

GGN Dhaka Bangladesh K

Grameen Trust

GT 1989 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Grassroots International

GI 1983 Boston MA USA G

Green Cooling Initiative

GCI 2014 Eschborn Germany G

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F

Green Finance and Economic Cooperation

GFEC Bucharest Romania J


1976 Nogent-sur-Marne France G

Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

GSIC 1926 Pembroke ON Canada R

Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa

GRILA 1984 N

Group of European Retired Staff and Pensioners from Savings Banks, Banks and Related Institutions

Alicante Spain E

Group of the Greens - European Free Alliance

Greens/EFA 1984 Brussels Belgium F

Group on Earth Observations

GEO 2005 Geneva Switzerland F g

Groupe communication internationale en technologie, cultures et services en Afrique

Groupe CITCS Afrique 2000 Dakar Senegal G

Groupement des retraités éducateurs sans frontières

GREF 1989 Paris France G v

Grow Up Free from Poverty Coalition

2001 Liskeard UK G y

Gruppo Abele

1965 Turin Italy G

Gulf Airport Services Association

GASA 1980 Sharjah United Arab Emirates N

Halcrow Foundation

2005 London UK J f

Hand in Hand International

HiH International 2006 London UK F

Handa Foundation

2012 G f

Handmaids of Charity

1840 Rome Italy R

Hands to Hearts International

HHI 2004 Portland OR USA G

Healey International Relief Foundation

HealeyIRF 2001 Cherry Hill NJ USA G f

Health and Development International

HDI 1990 Fjellstrand Norway G

Health for Humanity

H4H 2002 Vancouver BC Canada N

Health In Harmony

HIH Portland OR USA J

Health Poverty Action

HPA 1984 London UK G

HealthRight International

1990 New York NY USA G

Heart to Heart International

1988 Seoul Korea Rep G

Heartland Alliance International

HAI Chicago IL USA G

Hearts Charity

Enfield UK N

Heifer International

1944 Little Rock AR USA G

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

1981 Bonn Germany G

Help for Children in Need

1959 Duisburg Germany G

Help for the Persecuted Church

1969 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen Germany G

Help the Poor International

HPI 2010 Fort Worth TX USA G


2011 Zurich Switzerland G


1975 Long Beach NY USA G

HH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

1992 Istanbul Türkiye G f

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

Hispanics in Philanthropy

HIP Oakland CA USA J