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

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on the Application among the Member States of the European Communities of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1987 T g

Agreement on the Application of the Most-favored-nation Clause

1934 T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

1997 T g

Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Contribution Periods and Periods of Employment in the Case of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance Who Remove from One Country to Another

1959 T g


Gembloux Belgium N

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Ahimsa Fund

2011 Lyon France F f

Aid and International Development Forum

AIDF London UK J

AID FOR AIDS International

AFA 1996 New York NY USA G

Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times Ministries

ASSIST Ministries 1988 Lake Forest CA USA N


1992 Erskineville NSW Australia G

Aide à la réalisation de projects africains

ARPA Montagnat France G

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide et action International

2007 Geneva Switzerland F

Aide et Action International Afrique

Lomé Togo F

Aides sans frontières, Belgium

Lavacherie Belgium N

Aides sans frontières, Benin

Djougou Benin G


1982 Dublin Ireland G

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA 2002 Windhoek Namibia J y

AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat

AirClim 1982 Gothenburg Sweden G

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Aktion Afrika Hilfe

AAH 1996 Munich Germany G

Al-Awda - Palestine Right to Return Coalition

PRRC Coral Springs FL USA G


Bilbao Spain G

Aleut International Association

AIA 1998 Anchorage AK USA G

Alianza Bolivariana de los Pueblos de Nuestra América

ALBA 2004 La Paz Bolivia E g


2009 Dakar Senegal C

All for Africa

New York NY USA N

All Indian Pueblo Council

1598 Albuquerque NM USA N

ALLEA - ALL European Academies

1994 Berlin Germany F

Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

ACEI 2004 Brussels Belgium E ty

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y

Alliance for Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Global Justice

AfGJ 1998 Tucson AZ USA G

Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable Societies

Wellington New Zealand E

Alliance for Sustainability

1983 Minneapolis MN USA G

Alliance Genève ACP pour les Droits de l'Homme

ACP 2008 Casablanca Morocco G

Alliance Internationale pour la défense des Droits et des Libertés

AIDL 2009 Paris France G

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations

ALLIANCE 1982 Istanbul Türkiye F y

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Alliance of Small Island States

AOSIS 1990 New York NY USA F g

Alliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations Swissaid - Catholic Lenten Fund - Bread for All - Helvetas - Caritas - Interchurch Aid

1971 Bern Switzerland G f


2000 Brussels Belgium F y



Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J ty