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

Caritas in Veritate Foundation

Chambésy Switzerland F f

Caritas International, Belgium

1948 Brussels Belgium G

Caritas Internationalis

CI 1950 Vatican City Vatican B y

Caritas Internationalis - Africa Region

1960 Lomé Togo E

Caritas para la Cooperación Internacional - Caritas Española

Madrid Spain G

Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna

1826 Rome Italy R

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus

1891 Sittard Netherlands R

Carpathian Foundation International

CF 1995 Budapest Hungary K f

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

CCHRP 1999 Cambridge MA USA G


2006 Chambéry France F

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Chile G

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

CNEWA 1926 New York NY USA F

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Catholic Organization for Relief and Development

Cordaid 1999 The Hague Netherlands G y

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD USA F

CBD Alliance

E y


1991 Hong Kong Hong Kong G

Celtic League

CL 1961 Caerphilly UK D v

Center for Creative Leadership

CCL 1970 Greensboro NC USA C

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for Human Services

URC-CHS 1965 Chevy Chase MD USA G

Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange

CHOICE Humanitarian 1982 West Jordan UT USA G

Center for International Social Work Studies, West Hartford

CISWS 1993 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service

2001 Washington DC USA N

Center for the Global South

CGS 1992 Washington DC USA G

Center for Third World Organizing

CTWO 1980 Oakland CA USA G

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

CPCS 1986 New York NY USA N

Central and Eastern European Media Centre Foundation

EMF-FCP 1990 Warsaw Poland F f

Central Asian Cellular Forum

CACF 2007 Islamabad Pakistan F

Central European Air Traffic Services

CEATS 1997 E g

Centre d'études et de documentation Guerre et sociétés contemporaines

CEGESOMA 1967 Anderlecht Belgium N j

Centre de Recherche sur les sociétés de l'océan Indien

CRESOI 2001 Saint-Denis Réunion G

Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society

CASAS 1997 Cape Town South Africa G

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa D

Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

CAWST 2001 Calgary AB Canada G

Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development

CASSAD 1990 Ibadan Nigeria G

Centre for Development Information and Education

1983 Rome Italy G

Centre for Development Studies, Bath

CDS 1975 Bath UK G

Centre for European and International Liaisons for Social Security

1959 Paris France N

Centre for European Social and Economic Policy

CESEP 1987 Brussels Belgium E

Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria

1986 Pretoria South Africa G

Centre for Integrated Regional Development Bwamanda-Belgium

Congodorpen 1969 Heverlee Belgium G

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g

Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health

2008 Msida Malta E

Centre for Supporting Evidence Based Interventions in Livestock

SEBI-Livestock Midlothian UK G j

Centre for Women's Development Studies

CWDS 1980 Delhi India G