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

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters

ACHHRP 1989 Accra Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

ACHPR 1981 Banjul Gambia E g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations

African Competition Forum

ACF 2011 Pretoria South Africa F g IGOs

African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations

ACCOSCA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Continental Free Trade Area

AfCFTA Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g IGOs, Intergovernmental Communities, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones

African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights

AfCHPR 1998 Arusha Tanzania UR F g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations

African Court of Justice and Human Rights

J gp

African Criminology and Justice Association

ACJA 2000 Princess Anne MD USA G

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Development Bank Group

ADB Group 1964 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g IGOs

African Digital Library Support Network

ADLSN Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Entrepreneur Collective

AEC 2012 G

African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights

AFSHR 2002 Lagos Nigeria D Human Rights Organizations

African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGOA 2000 G g IGOs

African Human Rights Heritage

AHRH 1992 Accra Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Humanitarian Aid and Development Agency

AHADA Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Initiative For Mankind Progress Organization

AIMPO 2001 Kigali Rwanda G

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G Human Rights Organizations

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j Institutes

African Institute for Economic and Social Development - African Training Centre

1977 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E j UNESCO Bodies, Institutes

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v Human Rights Organizations

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f Foundations

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f Foundations

African Legal Information Institute

AfricanLII 2010 J j Institutes

African Legal Support Facility

ALSF 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F gy IGOs, International Federations

African Music Council

AMC 2007 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville E

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Network for Environment and Economic Justice

ANEEJ 1995 Benin City Nigeria G

African Network for Support to Women Entrepreneurs

ANSWE 1994 Dakar Senegal F

African Parliament of Civil Society

APCS 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F Parliaments

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c Conference Series

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

AFRA T g IGOs, Treaties

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Solidarity Fund

1976 Niamey Niger F fg IGOs, Funds

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNAMID 2006 New York NY USA E g IGOs, United Nations Bodies

African University for Cooperative Development

AUCD 1967 Cotonou Benin F g IGOs, Institutes

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

ACP Group 1975 Brussels Belgium F g IGOs, Intergovernmental Communities, European Union Bodies

African-American Society for Humanitarian Aid and Development

ASHAD Worth IL USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Africans Rising For Justice, Peace and Dignity


Afrihealth Optonet Association

1997 Abuja Nigeria G

Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice

AFRODEP 2001 Asaba Nigeria G

Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

AAPSO 1957 Cairo Egypt C y International Federations


Brooklyn NY USA F

Aga Khan Development Network

AKDN 1967 Geneva Switzerland F