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

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Freedom Fund

2013 New York NY USA G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW 1980 Washington DC USA F

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Law and Development Institute

LDI 2009 C jv

The Leprosy Mission International

TLMI 1874 Brentford UK F

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland B

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Nippon Foundation

1962 Tokyo Japan G f

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH 2008 Utrecht Netherlands F f

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Glasgow UK G

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G


1991 Dakar Senegal F

Toyota Foundation

1974 Tokyo Japan G f

Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia

TTASSEA 2009 Jakarta Indonesia D


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Christian Council

TCC 2013 Bodegraven Netherlands G

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G

Tratado de Integración Social Centroamericano

1995 T g

Treaty for Integrated International Telecommunications Services and Networks

1988 T g

Treaty on International Service of Railroads, 1848

1848 T g

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 New York NY USA F

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Trust 2000 Warsaw Poland G

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network

TWOWEEKS 2006 Harrow UK J

UBUNTU Liberation Movement

2005 J

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g

UN Millennium Campaign

2002 New York NY USA F

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY USA F y


1981 Kansas City KS USA G f

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services

1994 Vienna Austria T g

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

UNGSII Foundation

Vienna Austria J f

Unification of the Central American Consular Services at Geneva, Bremen, Vigo, Le Havre and Liverpool

1913 T g

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y