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

African Aid Organization

AFAID 2000 Washington DC USA G

African Competition Forum

ACF 2011 Pretoria South Africa F g IGOs

African Continental Free Trade Area

AfCFTA Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

African Indigenous and Minority Peoples Organization

AIMPO Kigali Rwanda G

Aid for Africa

Chevy Chase MD USA G y International Federations

Aide à la réalisation de projects africains

ARPA Montagnat France G

Aide et action International

2007 Geneva Switzerland F

Aide et Action International Afrique

Lomé Togo F

All Indian Pueblo Council

1598 Albuquerque NM USA N

American Council for Voluntary International Action

InterAction 1984 Washington DC USA G y International Federations

ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2010 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Free Trade Area

AFTA 1992 Jakarta Indonesia F g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Asia Competitiveness Institute

ACI Singapore Singapore N j Institutes

Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

APATAP 2013 Melbourne Australia G Professional Bodies

Asia-Europe People's Forum

AEPF 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands F cy Conference Series, International Federations

Asian Competition Forum

ACF Melbourne Australia J

Asian People's Exchange

APEX 1987 Chiba Japan N

Association for Development Cooperation

1959 Cologne Germany G

Association Learning and Assisting Overseas

1962 Bonn Germany G

Association of Americans Resident Overseas

AARO 1973 Paris France G

Association of Nigerians Abroad

ANA 1993 Strongsville OH USA N

Association of Pharmacists of the Portuguese-speaking Countries

1993 Lisbon Portugal D

Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

Bali Process 2002 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs


2007 Quezon City Philippines J y International Federations

Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas

2004 La Paz Bolivia E g IGOs

Bruges Group

1989 London UK N

CaoDai Overseas

1926 Redlands CA USA N

CARICOM Competition Commission

CCC Paramaribo Suriname E g IGOs

Centre d'information inter-peuples, Grenoble

CIIP 1980 Grenoble France G

Centre for Meeting of Peoples

CMP 1968 Maastricht Netherlands G

Cercle royal africain et de l'outre mer

1889 Brussels Belgium N

Chosen People Ministries

1894 New York NY USA G

Christians Abroad

1973 Witham UK G

Conference of French-speaking Peoples

1971 Brussels Belgium F

Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

CEP 1622 Rome Italy E

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy International Federations, IGOs

Don Bosco Network

DBN Rome Italy F y International Federations

Elephant Aid International

EAI 2009 Hohenwald TN USA N


1988 Barcelona Spain G

ERGO Network

2004 Brussels Belgium F

Euro-Mediterranean Free-Trade Area

EMEFTA J gp Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

European Coalition for Positive People

ECPP London UK F

European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness

EUFAMI 1992 Leuven Belgium D

European Free Trade Association

EFTA 1960 Geneva Switzerland D g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

European Landowners' Organization

ELO 1971 Brussels Belgium D

European PRO Committee

EUROPRO Paris France F y

Finnish Lutheran Overseas Mission

1974 Vantaa Finland G

Foundation 'Populorum Progressio'

1992 Vatican City Vatican F f Foundations

Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa

GrassRootsAfrica 2002 Accra Ghana G f Foundations

Game Theory Society

GTS 1999 Philadelphia PA USA C