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

Centre international du crédit mutuel

CICM 1979 Paris France G

Centre of Liaison and Information of Masonic Powers Signatories of Strasbourg Appeal

1961 Olm Luxembourg E y International Federations

Centre population et développement, Paris

CEPED 1988 Paris France G

Centre rennais d'information pour le développement et la libération des peuples

CRIDEV 1974 Rennes France G

Centro de Analise Estratégica da Comunidade dos Paises da Lingua Portuguese

CAE/CPLP 1998 Maputo Mozambique E g

Centro de Ecologia y Pueblos Andinos

CEPA 1995 Oruro Bolivia G

Centro Latinoamericano de Derechos Humanos

CLADH 2005 Mendoza Argentina D Human Rights Organizations

Cercle royal africain et de l'outre mer

1889 Brussels Belgium N


1988 Madrid Spain G

CESVI Fondazione

1985 Bergamo Italy G f Foundations

Cetacean Society International

CSI 1974 Georgetown CT USA G v

Chamber of Computer Logistics People Worldwide

CCLP Worldwide Kolkata India F

Charities Aid Foundation

CAF 1924 West Malling UK G f Foundations, Funds, Humanitarian Organizations

Charities Aid Foundation of America

CAF America 1992 Alexandria VA USA G f Foundations, Humanitarian Organizations

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

1926 Flint MI USA G f Foundations

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

2000 Luxembourg Luxembourg T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Charter of the Organization of American States

1948 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

Charter on Economic Rights and Duties of States

1974 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Child Legacy International

Boerne TX USA G

Child Rescue International

Camarillo CA USA K

Child Rights Asianet Centre

Bangkok Thailand G Human Rights Organizations

Child Rights Coalition Asia

CRC Asia 2008 Manila Philippines F Human Rights Organizations

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Child Rights International Network

CRIN 1995 London UK F Human Rights Organizations, UNESCO Bodies


1973 Bromley UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Childcare Worldwide

1981 Bellingham WA USA N

ChildFund Alliance

2002 New York NY USA F y Funds, International Federations

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G Human Rights Organizations


2011 Bucharest Romania D

Childreach International

2004 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Children in Crossfire

Londonderry UK J

Children of Promise International

1973 Centerville OH USA G

Children of the Caribbean Foundation

Beverly Hills CA USA G f Foundations

Children on the Edge

1990 Chichester UK N

Children's Rights Advocacy and Lobby Mission - Africa

CALM Africa 2004 Kampala Uganda G Human Rights Organizations

Children's Rights European Academic Network

CREAN 2004 Sion Switzerland F Human Rights Organizations

Children's Rights International

2001 F Human Rights Organizations

ChildRight Worldwide

CRWW 1994 IJsselstein Netherlands G Human Rights Organizations

ChildRights International Research Institute

1992 New York NY USA G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

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 Foundations

Chosen People Ministries

1894 New York NY USA G

Chr Michelsen Institute - Development Studies and Human Rights

1930 Bergen Norway G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Christian Action

1985 Kowloon Hong Kong G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Aid

1945 London UK G f Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Aid Mission

1953 Charlottesville VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Committee for Human Rights in Latin America

1976 Montréal QC Canada G Human Rights Organizations

Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society

CISRS 1957 Bangalore India G j Institutes

Christian Mission Aid

CMA 1986 Grandville MI USA G Humanitarian Organizations