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

Commons Network

Berlin Germany J

Commonwealth Countries League

CCL 1925 E v

Commonwealth Foundation

CF London UK F fg

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation

CFTC 1971 London UK F fg

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

CHRI 1987 Delhi Delhi India F

Commonwealth Secretariat

1965 London UK C g

Communicación, Intercambio y Desarrollo Humano en América Latina

CIDHAL 1969 Morelos Mexico G

Community Court of Justice

1991 Abuja Federal Capital Territory Nigeria F g

Community Development and Advocacy Centre

CODAC 1998 London UK G

Community Exchange System

CES Cape Town South Africa F

Community Health and Information Network

CHAIN 1998 Kampala Uganda E

Community Learning Centres

CLC 1993 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand K g

Community Media Forum Europe

CMFE 2004 Gudhjem Denmark F y

Community of Sahel-Saharan States

CEN-SAD 1998 D g

Community of Sant'Egidio

1968 Rome RM Italy R

Community Partners International

CPI 2010 Berkeley CA USA G

Community Plant Variety Office

CPVO 1995 Angers France E g

Company of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

DC 1633 Paris France R

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

CROP 1992 Bergen Norway E

Compassion International

CI 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA F

Compete Caribbean

Bridgetown St Michael Barbados E

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

CPTPP Wellington New Zealand F g

Computer Aid International

London UK G

Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños

CELAC 2010 E g

Comunità Ecumenica 'Cardinale Mercier'

1983 R

Comunità Impegno Servizio Volontariato

CISV 1972 Turin TO Italy G

Concile Mondiale de Congrès Diplomatiques des Aumoniers pour la Paix Universelle des Droits Humains et Juridiques

CMOCDAPUNDHJ 1998 J

Confederação Empresarial da Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CE-CPLP 2004 Linda-a-Velha Portugal E

Confederación Latinoamericana de Cooperativas y Mutuales de Trabajadores

COLACOT 1975 San Antonio de Los Altos MI Venezuela D

Confederación Latinoamericana de Pobladores en la Marginación Social

COLAPOM E

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Ankara Turkey D

Confédération européenne des coopératives de travail associé, des coopératives sociales et des entreprises sociales et participatives

CECOP 1979 Brussels Belgium E

Confederation of Cooperatives of the Caribbean and Central America

CCC-CA 1957 San José San José San José Costa Rica D

Confederation of Funds of Cooperation and Solidarity

1995 Barcelona Barcelona Spain N

Confederation of Unions of Workers in Commerce, Restaurants, Consumers' Cooperatives and Various Forms of Business

1992 Moscow Moskva Russia D

Confederazione Italiani nel Mondo

CIM 2004 Rome RM Italy N

Conférence au sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des pays ayant le français en partage

Sommet de la Francophonie 1986 Paris France F cg

Conférence des ministres de la justice des pays d'expression française

S c

Conférence des peuples de langue française

CPLF 1971 Brussels Belgium F

Conference of Asian Foundations and Organizations

CAFO 1996 J

Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions

1971 Brussels Belgium F

Conference of European Ministers of Social Affairs

Vienna Austria S cg

Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries

S cg

Conference of Ministers of Education of African States

S cg

Conference of Ministers of Education of Member States of the Europe Region

MINEDEUROPE S cg

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva GE Switzerland E y

Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations of the States of West Africa

1971 F g

Conference of States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

1997 The Hague Netherlands K cg

Conference of the Americas on International Education

CAIE 2009 Montréal QC Canada F cy

Conference of Translation Services of European States

COTSOES 1980 Stockholm Sweden F

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