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

Carrefour de solidarité internationale

CSI 1974 Sherbrooke QC Canada G y

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala G

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Chile G

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

CAFOD 1962 London UK G f

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

1903 New York NY USA G v

Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace

CCJP 1987 Enfield South NSW Australia G

Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir

CDD 1987 La Paz Bolivia F f

CBD Alliance

E y

CBE International

1988 Minneapolis MN USA G


1962 New York NY USA N


1991 D

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

CASA Consortium 1967 Cambridge MA USA G

Center for Creative Leadership

CCL 1970 Greensboro NC USA C

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G

Center for Family and Human Rights

C-Fam 1997 New York NY USA G j

Center for Genetics and Society

2001 Berkeley CA USA N

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

CEHURD 2007 Kampala Uganda G

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

CJP Harrisonburg VA USA G j

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 the Study of State and Society, Buenos Aires

1975 Buenos Aires Argentina 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 American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

CABEI 1961 Tegucigalpa Honduras F g

Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association


Central Asian Cellular Forum

CACF 2007 Islamabad Pakistan F

Central Europe Energy Partners

CEEP 2010 Brussels Belgium G

Central European Cooperative Oncology Group

CECOG 1999 Vienna Austria F

Central European Free Trade Agreement

CEFTA 1992 T g

Centre amitié de solidarité internationale de la région de l'Amiante

CASIRA 1982 Thetford Mines QC Canada N

Centre d'études et de documentation Guerre et sociétés contemporaines

CEGESOMA 1967 Brussels Belgium N

Centre d'études et initiatives de solidarité internationale

CEDETIM 1966 Paris France G

Centre d'Information et de Formation en matière de Droits Humains en Afrique

CIFDHA 2009 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso G

Centre d'information inter-peuples, Grenoble

CIIP 1980 Grenoble France G

Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris

CDTM 1980 Paris France G

Centre de liaison et d'information des puissances maçonniques signataires de l'Appel de Strasbourg

CLIPSAS 1961 Montreuil France E y

Centre de recherche et d'information pour un développement solidaire


Centre de Recherche sur les sociétés de l'océan Indien

CRESOI 2001 Saint-Denis Réunion G

Centre de réflexion et d'information et de solidarité avec les peuples d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Amérique latine

CRISLA 1978 Lorient France G

Centre de Solidarité Internationale

CORCOVADO 1984 Rouyn-Noranda QC Canada G

Centre for Access to Football in Europe

CAFE 2009 London UK E

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 Policy and Research, London

CDPR London UK G

Centre for Development Studies, Bath

CDS 1975 Bath UK G