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

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 F

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G

Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace

ACJP 1991 Nagpur India E

Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1995 T g

América Cooperativa y Mutual

Red AMEC 2006 E y

American Citizens Abroad

ACA 1978 Washington DC USA G v

American Council for Voluntary International Action

InterAction 1984 Washington DC USA G y

American Near East Refugee Aid

ANERA 1968 Washington DC USA G

American Overseas Medical Aid Association

AOMAA 1962 Sebastopol CA USA N

American Red Cross Overseas Association

ARCOA 1949 Sammamish WA USA G

American Schools of Oriental Research

ASOR 1900 Boston MA USA G

American Society of International Law

ASIL 1906 Washington DC USA G v

American Thoracic Society

ATS 1905 New York NY USA G

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad

AYUDA 1996 Los Altos CA USA G

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

ADC 1980 Washington DC USA G

Americas Foundation

1942 New York NY USA N f

Americas Health Foundation

AHF 2010 Washington DC USA F f


1977 Brussels Belgium D

Amicale internationale des sous-directeurs et chefs de réception des grands hôtels

AICR 1973 Paris France D

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Amnesty International - European Institutions Office

1992 Brussels Belgium E


2007 Seattle WA USA G

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Anne Frank House

1957 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

ADL 1913 New York NY USA G

Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v

AO Alliance

2015 Davos-Platz Switzerland E

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Bristol UK G


2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Commission for Human Rights

ACHR 1998 Malakoff France E

Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trial

ACSFT Cairo Egypt J

Arab Court of Justice

ACJ 1945 J gp

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Human Rights Foundation

AHRF Sanaa Yemen G f

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D

Arab Organization for Human Rights

AOHR 1983 Cairo Egypt D

Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists

APHRA 1997 Cairo Egypt G