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 Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives

CICOPA 1932 Brussels Belgium E t

International Organisation of Pension Supervisors

IOPS 2004 Paris France D

International Organization for a Participatory Society

IOPS 2012 B

International Organization for Educational Development

IOED 2014 Delhi India G v

International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems

IPES-Food 2015 Brussels Belgium F v

International Partnership for Human Development

IPHD 1983 Leesburg VA USA G

International Partnership for Service-Learning

IPS-L 1982 New York NY USA N

International Pediatric Association

IPA 1910 Marengo IL USA A y

International Pen Friend Service

1963 Ivrea Italy N

International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association

IPEBLA 1987 Toronto ON Canada D v

International Pension Research Association

IPRA Kensington NSW Australia C

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

IPIECA 1974 London UK F yt

International Plant Based Foods Working Group


International Plant Protection Convention, 1951

IPPC 1951 Rome Italy T g

International Player Welfare Organization, Nepal

IPWON Kathmandu Nepal N

International Podoconiosis Initiative

Footwork 2012 Brighton UK F

International Pollutants Elimination Network

IPEN 1998 Gothenburg Sweden F

International Poplar Commission

IPC 1947 Rome Italy E g

International Poverty Reduction Center in China

IPRCC 2005 Beijing China J g

International Prostitutes Collective

IPC 1975 London UK G

International Public Foundation

INTERLEGAL 1989 Moscow Russia F f

International Public Relations Network

IPRN 1995 Madrid Spain F

International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance

IRHA 2002 Geneva Switzerland F y

International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

IRWF 1997 New York NY USA F f

International Relief Friendship Foundation

IRFF 1976 Red Hook NY USA F f

International Relief Teams

1988 San Diego CA USA G

International Religious Freedom Alliance

IRF 2020 J g

International Religious Liberty Association

IRLA 1889 Silver Spring MD USA G

International Renaissance Foundation

IRF 1990 Kiev Ukraine G f

International Rescue Committee

IRC 1933 New York NY USA F

International Rescue Corps

IRC 1981 Grangemouth UK G

International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO

IRCAI 2020 Ljubljana Slovenia J g

International Research Group for Psycho-Societal Analysis

IRGFPSA Stavanger Norway D

International Resources for Fairer Trade, India

IRFT 1995 Mumbai India G

International Rubber Study Group

IRSG 1944 Singapore Singapore C g

International Schools Association

ISA 1951 Geneva Switzerland B

International Schools Services

ISS 1955 Princeton NJ USA G

International Science Council

ISC 2018 Paris France A y

International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network

ISWAN Croydon UK F

International Securities Services Association

ISSA 1988 Zurich Switzerland C

International Seed Testing Association

ISTA 1924 Wallisellen Switzerland B g

International Sericultural Commission

ISC 1948 Bangalore India C g

International Service for Peace

1995 Minneapolis MN USA G y

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

ISAAA 1991 Ithaca NY USA F

International Service Innovation Design Association

ISIDA 2016 Busan Korea Rep J

International Ship Engineering Service Association

ISES 1963 Caceres Spain C

International Shipsuppliers & Services Association

ISSA 1955 Wingrave UK C t

International Snow Leopard Trust

ISLT 1981 Seattle WA USA G

International Social Security Association

ISSA 1927 Geneva Switzerland B

International Social Service

ISS 1921 Geneva Switzerland C