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 Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW 1969 Yarmouth Port MA USA F f

International GNSS Service

IGS 1993 Pasadena CA USA E

International Hospitality and Conference Service Association

IHCSA 1970 Tokyo Japan G

International Humanity Foundation

IHF 1987 San Diego CA USA G f

International Inbound Services Forum


International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology

AGRIS 1974 Rome Italy F gy

International Inner Wheel

IIW 1934 Altrincham UK E

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA 1972 Laxenburg Austria D j

International Institute for Environment and Development

IIED 1971 London UK E j

International Institute for Peace through Tourism

IIPT 1988 Utica NY USA G j

International Institute for Population Sciences

IIPS 1956 Mumbai India E j

International Institute for Religious Freedom

IIRF 2007 New York NY USA E jv

International Institute for Rights and Development-Geneva

IRD-Geneva Geneva Switzerland J

International Institute for Socio-Informatics

Bonn Germany G j

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD 1990 Winnipeg MB Canada F j

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

IIAS 1930 Brussels Belgium B jy

International Institute of Inspiration Economy

IIIE 2015 Hamad Town Bahrain D j

International Institute of Refrigeration

IIR 1908 Paris France B gj

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA 1967 Ibadan Nigeria E j

International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research

IICPSR 1975 Cairo Egypt E

International Islamic Charitable Organization

IICO 1984 Kuwait Kuwait D

International Islamic Relief Organization

IIRO 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia G

International Labour Organization

ILO 1919 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Land Coalition

ILC 1996 Rome Italy F y

International Laser Ranging Service

ILRS 1998 Greenbelt MD USA K

International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty

ILEAP 2002 Toronto ON Canada F

International Legal Aid Group

ILAG Glasgow UK F

International Legal Foundation

ILF 2001 New York NY USA F f

International Links and Services for Local Economic Development Agencies

ILS LEDA Naples Italy J

International Maritime Organization

IMO 1948 London UK B g

International Medical Health Organization

IMHO 2004 Columbus OH USA G

International Methane Emission Observatory

IMEO 2021 J g

International Missionary Benefit Society

1965 Paris France F

International Movement for Therapeutic Free Choice

1968 Paris France N

International Multiracial Shared Cultural Organization

IMSCO 1979 New York NY USA G

International Natural Fiber Organization

INFO Zoetermeer Netherlands C

International Network for School Social Work

1990 F

International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations

INCLO Geneva Switzerland F

International Network of Civil Society Organizations on Competition

INCSOC 2003 Jaipur India F

International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services

HPH Hamburg Germany F

International Network of Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

RUAF Foundation 1999 Leusden Netherlands E y

International Network of Social Work in Health and Mental Health


International Network of Street Papers

INSP 1994 Glasgow UK F

International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

FAB 1992 Dearborn MI USA F v

International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development

INFID 1985 Jakarta Indonesia E

International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty

IPC Rome Italy E y

International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

IORG 1922 McAlester OK USA G

International Organisation for Least Developed Countries

IOLDCs 1996 Geneva Switzerland C

International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe

EUROFISH 2001 Copenhagen Denmark F g

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives

CICOPA 1932 Brussels Belgium E t