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

AIS Support Group

AISSG 1988 G

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Aktion Afrika Hilfe

AAH 1996 Munich Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Al-Awda - Palestine Right to Return Coalition

PRRC Coral Springs FL USA G Human Rights Organizations

ALBOAN

Bilbao Spain G

Aleut International Association

AIA 1998 Anchorage AK USA G

ALIMA

2009 Dakar Senegal C

All for Africa

New York NY USA N

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E Human Rights Organizations

All Indian Pueblo Council

1598 Albuquerque NM USA N

Allard K Lowenstein International Human Rights Project

1981 New Haven CT USA G Human Rights Organizations

Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

ACEI 2004 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Alliance for a Responsible Plural and Solidarity Economy

ALOE Brussels Belgium F

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y International Federations

Alliance for Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Alliance for Global Justice

AfGJ 1998 Washington DC USA G

Alliance for Sustainability

1983 Minneapolis MN USA G

Alliance Genève ACP pour les Droits de l'Homme

ACP 2008 Casablanca Morocco G Human Rights Organizations

Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

1972 Washington DC USA E y Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, International Federations

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Alliance of Small Island States

AOSIS 1990 New York NY USA F g IGOs

Alliance pour la Solidarité and le Partage en Afrique-Jeunesse pour l'Intégration Culturelle et Sociale

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS Lausanne Switzerland F

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

1971 Bern Switzerland G f Funds, Funds

Alliance2015

2000 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J y International Federations

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y International Federations

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G Human Rights Organizations

Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace

ACJP 1991 Maharashtra India E

AMDA International

1984 Okayama Japan D Humanitarian Organizations

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

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

América Cooperativa y Mutual

Red AMEC 2006 E y International Federations

American Citizens Abroad

ACA 1978 Rockville MD USA G v

American Council for Voluntary International Action

InterAction 1984 Washington DC USA G y International Federations

American Near East Refugee Aid

ANERA 1968 Washington DC USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Overseas Medical Aid Association

AOMAA 1962 Santa Monica CA USA N Professional Bodies

American Red Cross Overseas Association

ARCOA 1949 Sammamish WA USA G

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Schools of Oriental Research

ASOR 1900 Boston MA USA G

American Society of International Law

ASIL 1906 Washington DC USA G v

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad

AYUDA 1996 Arlington VA USA G

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

ADC 1980 Washington DC USA G

Americans for Democratic Action

ADA 1947 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Americas Foundation

1942 New York NY USA N f Foundations

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B Human Rights Organizations

Amnesty International - European Institutions Office

1992 Brussels Belgium E Human Rights Organizations

Andalusian Association for Peace and Solidarity

Córdoba Spain G

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

ANESVAD Foundation

1968 Bilbao Spain G Foundations

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne Australia G

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