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

African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGOA 2000 G g

African Human Rights Heritage

AHRH 1992 Accra Ghana G

African Initiative For Mankind Progress Organization

AIMPO 2001 Kigali Rwanda G

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j

African International Institute for Peace

AFIIP 2013 Brussels Belgium E

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f

African Legal Information Institute

AfricanLII 2010 J j

African Legal Support Facility

ALSF 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F gy

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

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 Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

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


African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African University for Cooperative Development

AUCD 1967 Cotonou Benin F g

African-Asian Rural Development Organization

AARDO 1962 Delhi India C g

Africans Rising For Justice, Peace and Dignity


Afrihealth Optonet Association

1997 Abuja Nigeria G

Afrikagrupperna i Sverige

AGIS 1970 Stockholm Sweden G

Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice

AFRODEP 2001 Asaba Nigeria G

Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

AAPSO 1957 Cairo Egypt C y


Brooklyn NY USA F

Aga Khan Development Network

AKDN 1967 Geneva Switzerland F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f

Ageing Asia Alliance

2012 Singapore Singapore G

Agence pour la Solidarité Internationale, la Culture, le Développement et l'Environnement

AMORCES Paris France G


1959 Cologne Germany G

Aglow International

1967 Edmonds WA USA F

Agreement Amending the Nordic Convention of 19 November 1934 Regarding Inheritance and the Settlement of the Devolution of Property

1975 T g

Agreement between Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden concerning cooperation in matters of competition

2001 T g

Agreement between the Central African States Concerning the Creation of a Special Fund for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g

Agreement Concerning Population Registration

1968 T g

Agreement Concerning the Application of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism among the Member States of the European Communities

1979 T g

Agreement Concerning the Liberalization of Trade in Fishing Products

1956 T g

Agreement Extending the Territorial Scope of the South Pacific Commission

1951 T g

Agreement for Cooperation and Consultation between the Central African States for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g

Agreement for the Readmittance of Aliens Who Have Illegally Entered the Territory of Another Contracting Party

1952 T g

Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies

1979 T g

Agreement on Co-ordination of Pension Entitlement under State Pension Schemes

1973 T g