Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Reduced inequalities


The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality persists and large disparities remain regarding access to health and education services and other assets.

There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Fortunately, income inequality has been reduced both between and within countries. At the current time, the per capita income of 60 out of 94 countries with data has risen more rapidly than the national average. There has been some progress regarding creating favorable access conditions for exports from least developing countries as well.

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. There needs to be an increase in duty-free treatment and continuation of favoring exports from developing countries, in addition to increasing the share of developing countries’ vote within the IMF. Finally, innovations in technology can help reduce the cost of transferring money for migrant workers.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

'Fray Bartolome de las Casas' Center for Human Rights

1989 Chiapas Mexico N Human Rights Organizations

'Fray Francisco de Vitoria' Center for Human Rights

1984 Mexico City Mexico N Human Rights Organizations

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

2Build 4 Ward International Organization

2x4 International Sacramento CA USA F

350.org

Brooklyn NY USA G

3D - Trade - Human Rights - Equitable Economy

2003 Geneva Switzerland G Human Rights Organizations

50 Years Is Enough - US Network for Global Economic Justice

Washington DC USA G

A Partnership with Africa

APA Dublin Ireland G

Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Abolition 2000 1995 Oakland CA USA F y International Federations

Academic Travel Abroad

ATA 1948 Washington DC USA N

Académie des sciences d'outre-mer

1922 Paris France G

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

ACJS 1963 Greenbelt MD USA G

Academy of European Law, Florence

1990 Florence Italy K Human Rights Organizations

Access Aid International

AAI Melbourne Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Access Now

2009 New York NY USA C

Access Quality International

AQI Chiang Mai Thailand E

Access to Insurance Initiative

A2ii Eschborn Germany E y International Federations

ACDI/VOCA

1997 Washington DC USA G

ACER-Russie

1961 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

ACP Civil Society Forum

ACP CSF 1997 Meise Belgium F

ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Cotonou agreement 2000 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney Australia G

Act Regarding Navigation and Economic Cooperation between the States of the Niger Basin

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs

Act.Now

2015 Vienna Austria N

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G

ACTION

2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G Humanitarian Organizations

Action d'appui pour la protection des droits des minorités en Afrique centrale

AAPDMAC Cyangugu Rwanda G Human Rights Organizations

Action Five Percent for Development Aid

Action Five 1977 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid

APPA G

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Diversity

A SEED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v Human Rights Organizations

Action from Ireland

Afri 1975 Dublin Ireland G

Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific

ASAP 1990 Broadway Australia G

ActionAid

1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f Human Rights Organizations, Humanitarian Organizations

ActionAid France - Peuples Solidaires

1975 Montreuil France G

Actions de Solidarité Internationale

ASI 1983 Paris France G

ADA Microfinance

Luxembourg Luxembourg G

ADD International

Frome UK G Human Rights Organizations

Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Protocol of San Salvador 1988 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings

1998 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes

2008 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin

2002 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Concerning Biomedical Research

2005 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid

2001 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority

2009 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

1995 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

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