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

Coordinating Body for the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin

1984 Quito Ecuador F

Coordination des comités européens de soutien au peuple sahraoui

EUCOCO Sahara 1975 Brussels Belgium E

Coordination des initiatives populaires de solidarité internationale

1982 Rome RM Italy G

Coordination of Nongovernmental Organizations for International Development Cooperation

1986 Rome RM Italy G

Coppieters Foundation

2007 Brussels Belgium F f

Corporación Iberoamericana de Loterias y Apuestas de Estado

CIBELAE 1988 Madrid Madrid Spain D


1996 Oakland CA USA G

Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network

Correlation Network 2005 Amsterdam Netherlands F

COS West and Midden Brabant Centrum voor Internationale Samenwerking

1969 Tilburg Netherlands G

Cotton House Africa

CHA 2016 Hamburg Germany G

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

CASE 1974 Washington DC USA G

Council for MENA Affairs

ForMENA Brussels Belgium J

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRIPS Council Geneva GE Switzerland K g

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

CAORC 1984 Washington DC USA G y

Council of Europe Convention on the Avoidance of Statelessness in Relations to State Succession

2006 Strasbourg France T g

Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

2005 Strasbourg France T g

Council of Non-Governmental Organizations for Development Support

1982 Dakar Senegal E y

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

Council of the Baltic Sea States

CBSS 1992 Stockholm Sweden D gy

Cour de justice communautaire de la CEMAC

CJ-CEMAC Ndjamena Chad F g

Cour de justice de l'UEMOA

Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F g

Court of Justice of the African Union

Addis Ababa Ethiopia F g

Court of Justice of the Andean Community

1979 Quito Ecuador F g

Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

COMESA Court of Justice 1998 Lusaka Zambia F g

Court of Justice of the European Union

CJEU 1952 Luxembourg Luxembourg F g

Covenant House

1972 New York NY USA G

Creative Commons International

CCI 2001 Mountain View CA USA G

Crescendo Worldwide Network

2001 Geneva GE Switzerland F y

Criminologists without Borders

2008 G

Crimmigration Control - International Net of Studies


Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations

1833 Sutton UK G

CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness

CPDE 2012 Quezon City Philippines F y

CSSI Community



1998 New Malden UK G

Culture et Liberté

1970 Paris France G

Cummings Institute for World Justice

IWJ Woburn MA USA G j

Cuso International

1961 Ottawa ON Canada G

Cyan International

2009 Didcot UK G

Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice

Vance Center New York NY USA G

DAISY Consortium

1996 Zurich ZH Switzerland C

Damien Foundation - Voluntary Organization for Leprosy and TB Control

AF 1964 Brussels Belgium G f

Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid

DDSLA 1944 Bellmore NY USA N


2006 G

Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity

Copenhagen Denmark G

Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR 2002 Copenhagen Denmark G j

Danube Civil Society Forum

DCSF 2011 Eisenstadt Austria F


2003 Madrid Madrid Spain F

December Twelfth Movement International Secretariat

New York NY USA G

Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space

1963 T g

Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of all States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries

1996 T g