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

Aide et action International

2007 Geneva Switzerland F

Aide et Action International Afrique

Lomé Togo F

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aide odontologique internationale

AOI 1983 Montrouge France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aides sans frontières, Belgium

Lavacherie Belgium N Humanitarian Organizations

Aides sans frontières, Benin

Djougou Benin G Humanitarian Organizations


1982 Dublin Ireland G

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA 2002 Windhoek Namibia D y Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Aim for Human Rights

1981 Utrecht Netherlands G Human Rights Organizations

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


Bilbao Spain G

Aleut International Association

AIA 1998 Anchorage AK USA G


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 Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Alliance for Global Justice

AfGJ 1998 Washington DC 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 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 of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International

AYNLA 2009 Manila Philippines G

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

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS-H2F 1990 Lausanne Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

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

1971 Bern Switzerland G f Funds


2000 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations



Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

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 IGOs, Treaties

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 Sebastopol CA USA N Professional Bodies

American Red Cross Overseas Association

ARCOA 1949 Sammamish WA USA G