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

Society for Participatory Research in Asia

PRIA 1982 Delhi India G

Society for Social Choice and Welfare

1992 Caen France D

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society of St Francis of Sales

Salesians of Don Bosco 1864 Rome Italy R

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

SHCJ 1846 Rome Italy R

Socio-Ecological Union

1988 D

Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus

Nicolas Barré 1662 Le Mesnil-Esnard France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Besançon

1799 Besançon France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-d'Angers

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-la-Forêt

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité Maternelle

1804 Metz France R

Soeurs de la Croix de Strasbourg

1848 Strasbourg France R

Soeurs de la Divine Providence de Saint-Jean-de-Bassel

1762 Saint-Jean-de-Bassel France R

Soeurs de la Providence de Gap

1838 Gap France R

Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Calvaire

1833 Gramat France R

Soeurs des Pauvres de Saint François

1845 Aachen Germany R

Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l'Institut Palazzolo

1869 Bergamo Italy R

Soeurs du Christ Rédempteur de Fougères

1827 Fougères France R

Soeurs Franciscaines de Saint Georges Martyr

1869 Thuine Germany R

Soeurs Franciscaines Elisabethines

1828 Padua Italy R

Soeurs Franciscaines Hospitalières de l'Immaculée Conception

Linda-a-Pastora Portugal R

Soeurs Minimes du Saint-Coeur de Marie

1844 Rodez France R

Soeurs Servantes du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1866 Versailles France R

Soeurs Ursulines du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Agonisant

1920 Rome Italy R

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


2006 London UK G

Solid International

2000 Mechelen Belgium N

Solidaridad Internacional

SI 1986 Madrid Spain G


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidaritätsfonds für Soziale Befreiungskämpfe in der Dritten Welt

SOLIFONDS Zurich Switzerland G f

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome Italy R

SOPAR-Bala Vikasa

1977 Gatineau QC Canada G

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Boulogne-Billancourt France G f

SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit - Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V.

1963 Munich Germany G f

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asian Free Media Association

SAFMA Lahore Pakistan D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network

SEALNet 2004 Stanford CA USA N

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS 1994 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Development Community

SADC 1992 Gaborone Botswana F g

Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service

SADCAS Gaborone Botswana E

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

SARPN 2001 Hatfield South Africa N

Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management


Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R