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

International Bull Evaluation Service

INTERBULL 1983 Uppsala Sweden E

International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons

ICF 1971 Landover Hills MD USA F f

International Catholic Migration Commission - Europe

ICMC - Europe 1994 Brussels Belgium E

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

ICARDA 1977 Beirut Lebanon E g

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

ICBA 1999 Dubai United Arab Emirates E

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW 1976 Washington DC USA C

International Centre for Earth Construction

1979 Villefontaine France E y

International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

ICMEC 1998 Alexandria VA USA E

International Centre for Research on Delinquency, Marginality and Social Relationships

1993 San Sebastian Spain E

International Centre for Trade Union Rights

ICTUR 1987 London UK E t

International Centre for Water Management Services

cewas Willisau Switzerland G

International Centre of Bethlehem

ICB 1995 Bethlehem Palestine N

International Centre of Water for Food Security

IC Water Wagga Wagga NSW Australia G

International Child Welfare Organization

ICWO 1989 Kumi Uganda G

International Child Welfare Service

1974 Rønde Denmark G

International Children's Care

ICC 1978 Vancouver WA USA E

International Children's Trust

ICT 1967 Coventry UK G f

International Christian Aid Relief Enterprises

ICARE 1982 Surry Hills NSW Australia G

International Christian Maritime Association

ICMA 1969 London UK B y

International Christian Peace Service

EIRENE 1957 Neuwied Germany D

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO 1947 Montréal QC Canada B g

International Civil Liberties Alliance

ICLA 2012 Basel Switzerland C

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

ICLMG 2002 Toronto ON Canada G y

International Civil Society Action Network

ICAN 2006 Washington DC USA F

International Civil Society Centre

2007 Berlin Germany E y

International Civil Society Support

ICSS 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands G

International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation

ICAO 1951 Seoul Korea Rep E

International Co-operative Alliance

ICA 1895 Brussels Belgium A y

International Coalition for Animal Welfare

ICFAW 2002 London UK F y

International Coffee Partners

ICP 2001 Hamburg Germany J

International Commission on Freedom of Conscience

Washington DC USA N

International Commission on Historical Demography

ICHD 1960 Florence SC USA E

International Commission on Missing Persons

ICMP 1996 The Hague Netherlands E g

International Committee Buchenwald Dora and Commandos

IBDC 1952 Montreuil France E v

International Committee for a Free Vietnam

ICFV 1986 Bruges Belgium E

International Committee on Fundraising Organizations

ICFO 1990 Madrid Spain D

International Communications Forum

ICF 1991 Penzance UK F

International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering

ICROSS 1979 Ngong Hills Kenya G

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

ICW 1992 F v

International Confederation of Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

ICCPCA 1969 E v

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards

The Conference 1904 G

International Conference on Population Balance Modelling


International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services

S c

International Congo Aid-Smile African Children

ICASAC 1994 Thornton Heath UK G

International Consortium for Social Development


International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

1966 Rome Italy T g

International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare

ICCAW Beijing China N

International Council for Adult Education

ICAE 1973 Belgrade Serbia B y

International Council of Psychologists

ICP 1941 Boulder CO USA B v

International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations

ICSERA 2010 Bradenton FL USA C