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

Children of Promise International

1973 Centerville OH USA G

Children of the Caribbean Foundation

Beverly Hills CA USA G f

Children on the Edge

1990 Chichester UK N

Children's Rights Advocacy and Lobby Mission - Africa

CALM Africa 2004 Kampala Uganda G

Children's Rights European Academic Network

CREAN 2004 Sion Switzerland F

Children's Rights International

2001 F

ChildRight Worldwide

CRWW 1994 IJsselstein Netherlands G

ChildRights International Research Institute

1992 New York NY USA G j

Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament

CPAPD 1985 Beijing China G


1990 Montevideo Uruguay F

Chol-Chol Foundation for Human Development

1971 Temuco Chile G f

Chosen People Ministries

1894 New York NY USA G

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f

Christian Blind Mission

CBM 1908 Bensheim Germany F

Christian Committee for Human Rights in Latin America

1976 Montréal QC Canada G

Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society

CISRS 1957 Bangalore India G j

Christian Mission Aid

CMA 1986 Grandville MI USA G

Christian Partners in Africa

CPA Lincoln UK G

Christians Abroad

1973 Witham UK G

Church Development and Aid

CDA 1992 Boronia VIC Australia G


1998 San José Costa Rica E

Circostrada Network

1993 Paris France F y

Cities Alliance

1999 Brussels Belgium F

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change

CSCCC Washington DC USA F

Civil Society Europe

2014 Paris France J y

Civil Society European Academy, Russia

1995 Moscow Russia N

Civil Society Forum on Drugs

CSFD 2007 F y

Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

CSPPS The Hague Netherlands F y

Civil Society Task Force

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F

CJD International Support Alliance

CJDISA Sydney NSW Australia C

Clean Clothes Campaign

CCC 1990 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Clean Trade

London UK F

Clerics Regular of Somasca

Somascan Fathers 1534 Rome Italy R

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Clooney Foundation for Justice

CFJ 2016 G f

CML Advocacy Network

2007 Bern Switzerland F

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Co-operative Housing International

CHI 1952 Ottawa ON Canada E

CO2 Value Europe

2017 Brussels Belgium D

Coaches Across Continents

CAC 2008 Watertown MA USA G

Coalition africaine de la société civile contre le SIDA


Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights

CIPR 1999 White Plains NY USA G

Collectif d'études et de recherches sur les civilisations slaves

CERCS Pessac France N

Collectif interafricain des habitants

CIAH Yaoundé Cameroon G

Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires

CSA 1984 Brussels Belgium G

Collective Security Treaty Organization

CSTO 2002 E g

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g