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

Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation

2017 N f

Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York NY USA G

Blue Shield International

BSI 2016 The Hague Netherlands F


Bluefields Nicaragua N

Blumont International

1998 Arlington VA USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Borngreat Foundation

BGF Round Rock TX USA G f


1986 Utrecht Netherlands F

Bountifield International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Bread for the World Institute

BFW Institute 1975 Washington DC USA G j


1995 Walmer UK G

British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants

BAFUNCS 1977 Kingham UK G v

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y

Brot für die Welt

1959 Berlin Germany G

Brotherhood of Dragons

BOD 2009 Vienna Austria G

Brothers of Charity

1807 Rome Italy R

Brothers of Mercy of Montabaur

1856 Rome Italy R

Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy

1844 Tilburg Netherlands R

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Christian Brothers 1684 Rome Italy R

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY USA G

Build Africa

1978 London UK G

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL USA D t

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G

Business for Inclusive Growth

B4IG Paris France E

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g

Calmeadow Charitable Foundation

CCF 1983 Toronto ON Canada G f

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

1956 Lisbon Portugal G f

Cambodia Action

1975 Doncaster UK G

CamFed International

1993 Cambridge UK G

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Executive Service Organization

CESO 1967 Toronto ON Canada G

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G


1956 New York NY USA G f

Capitol Newswire - International News Service

Palm Springs CA USA N

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty

COTAP 2011 Oakland CA USA G

Care and Relief for the Young

CRY 1992 Southampton UK G

CARE International

CI 1945 Brussels Belgium F f

Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Philanthropy Network

CPN 2003 St Thomas Virgin Is USA D

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement

1996 T g

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Caritas Australia

1964 Sydney NSW Australia G

Caritas Europa

1985 Brussels Belgium E

Caritas in Veritate Foundation

Chambésy Switzerland F f