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

Center for Health and Gender Equity

CHANGE 1994 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

CEHURD 2007 Kampala Uganda G Human Rights Organizations

Center for Human Rights and Environment

1999 Palm Beach Gardens FL USA G Human Rights Organizations

Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington DC

1990 Washington DC USA G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Center for International Human Rights

1998 Chicago IL USA N Human Rights Organizations

Center for Justice and International Law

CEJIL 1991 Washington DC USA E Human Rights Organizations

Center for Reproductive Rights

New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service

2001 Washington DC USA N Institutes

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 Institutes

Center for Third World Organizing

CTWO 1980 Oakland CA USA G

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

CPCS 1986 New York NY USA N Institutes

Central African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

CANASO Kinshasa Congo DR K Human Rights Organizations

Central African States' Development Bank

CASDB 1975 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F gy IGOs, Banks, International Federations

Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g IGOs, Treaties

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

CABEI 1961 Tegucigalpa Honduras F g IGOs, Banks

Central American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development

Guatemala Guatemala G

Central American Court of Justice

1907 Managua Nicaragua F g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations

Central American Institute for Political Studies

1968 Guatemala Guatemala G j Institutes

Central American Social Integration Secretariat

1995 Panama Panama E g IGOs

Central American Union

1997 J gp IGOs, Human Rights Organizations

Central American Women's Fund

2003 Managua Nicaragua F f Funds, Human Rights Organizations

Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association

CEEOA J

Central Asian Cellular Forum

CACF 2007 Islamabad Pakistan F

Central Bank of the West African States

1962 Dakar Senegal F gy IGOs, Banks, International Federations

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 IGOs, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Treaties

Centre Afrika Obota

CAO 1989 Cotonou Benin E Human Rights Organizations

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

CASIRA 1982 Thetford Mines QC Canada N

Centre d'études des discriminations, du racisme et de l'antisémitisme

CEDRA 2005 Paris France G

Centre d'études des droits du monde arabe

CEDROMA 1997 Beirut Lebanon G Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

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 internationale pour le développement, les libertés et la paix

CEDIDELP 1981 Paris France G Human Rights Organizations

Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris

CDTM 1980 Paris France G

Centre de documentation Tiers-Monde, Montpellier

CDTM 1978 Montpellier France G Human Rights Organizations

Centre de documentation, d'éducation et d'action contre les manipulations mentales

CCMM 1981 Paris France N Human Rights Organizations

Centre de recherche et d'information pour un développement solidaire

CRIDES - LES TROIS MONDES Laval France G

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 African Settlement Studies and Development

CASSAD 1990 Ibadan Nigeria G

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights

CCDHR 1994 Burwood Australia G Human Rights Organizations

Centre for Communication and Information on Development, Peace and Human Rights

Workshop 3 1979 Hamburg Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Centre for Communication Rights

1996 Toronto ON Canada F Human Rights Organizations

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