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

Arab Organization for Human Rights

AOHR 1983 Cairo Egypt D

Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists

APHRA 1997 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Resource Collective

ARC 1988 Beirut Lebanon G

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

ARC International

2003 Geneva Switzerland G

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Archives nationales d'Outre mer

ANOM 1966 Aix-en-Provence France G

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F

Armenian General Benevolent Union

AGBU 1906 New York NY USA F v

Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution

1943 Bad Arolsen Germany F g

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N


1982 Holladay UT USA N


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Free Trade Area

AFTA 1992 Jakarta Indonesia F gt

ASEM Global Aging Center

AGAC 2018 Seoul Korea Rep G


1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Oceania Association of the ICMIF

AOA 1984 Tokyo Japan K

Asia and Pacific Transgender Network

APTN 2009 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Competition Association

ACA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Competitiveness Institute

ACI 2006 Singapore Singapore N j

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

AIPP 1988 Chiang Mai Thailand F

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society


Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

APATAP 2013 Bundoora VIC Australia G t

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

APRRN 2008 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition

APSOC 2005 Davao Philippines E y

Asia Pacific Solidarity Network

APSN Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Link

APWSL Colombo Sri Lanka F

Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association

ASTSA 2006 D

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education

ASPBAE 1964 Quezon City Philippines D

Asia Water Council

AWC 2016 Daejeon Korea Rep D y

Asia Working Dog Support Association

AWDSA 1999 G

Asia-Europe Foundation

ASEF 1997 Singapore Singapore F fg

Asia-Europe People's Forum

AEPF 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands F cy

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

2008 St Lucia QLD Australia F

Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

APN+ 1994 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network



Northwich UK G

Asian Bird Fair Network

ABF 2010 New Taipei City Taiwan F

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples

ACPP 1979 Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Competition Forum

ACF 2005 Hong Kong Hong Kong J

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F