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

"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center

HFC Nicosia Cyprus E

100 Million

2016 Lienden Netherlands F f

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

2Build 4 Ward International Organization

2x4 International Sacramento CA USA F

Brooklyn NY USA G

50 Years Is Enough - US Network for Global Economic Justice

1994 Washington DC USA G

A Common Word Among the Youth

ACWAY Birmingham UK J

A New Course

Bainbridge Island WA USA G

A Partnership with Africa

APA Dublin Ireland G

AAALAC International

1965 Frederick MD USA G y

ABC Global Alliance

2016 Lisbon Portugal E

Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Abolition 2000 1995 Oakland CA USA F y

Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy

ANSER Ghent Belgium F

Academic Travel Abroad

ATA 1948 Washington DC USA N

Académie des sciences d'outre-mer

1922 Paris France G

Académie internationale des droits de l'homme

AIDH 1982 Puteaux France N

Academy of Business in Society

ABIS 2001 Brussels Belgium D

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

ACJS 1963 Greenbelt MD USA G

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

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

Acción Sanitaria y Desarrollo Social

ANESVAD 1968 Bilbao Spain G


1997 Washington DC USA G

ACP Civil Society Forum

ACP CSF 1997 Meise Belgium F

ACP Sugar Group

Brussels Belgium E g

ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Cotonou agreement 2000 Brussels Belgium T g

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

1963 T g


2015 Vienna Austria N

ACTEC - Association for Cultural, Technical and Educational Cooperation

1982 Brussels Belgium G


2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

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

AAPDMAC Cyangugu Rwanda G

Action Five Percent for Development Aid

Action Five 1977 Bonn Germany G

Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid


Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Diversity

A SEED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific

ASAP 1990 Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

Action on Poverty

AOP 1968 Crows Nest NSW Australia G f

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

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

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

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity

1972 T g

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

1995 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints

1995 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad

1984 Washington DC USA T g