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

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 Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne Australia G

Anne Frank House

1957 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N Human Rights Organizations

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre

ACE CRC 1991 Hobart Australia G

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

ADL 1913 New York NY USA G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v Human Rights Organizations

Apostolic and Lay Cooperative Action in Latin America

1957 Madrid Spain G

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Pershore UK G

AQUA-AFRICA

2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Association for Human Rights

HRA 1988 Nazareth Israel G Human Rights Organizations

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA 2009 Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Right Education

ACIHL 2000 Bischheim France E Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Arab Commission for Human Rights

ACHR 1998 Malakoff France E Human Rights Organizations

Arab Cooperative Union

1981 Giza Egypt D

Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trial

ACSFT Cairo Egypt J

Arab Court of Justice

ACJ 1945 J gp IGOs

Arab Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

AFPIPR Cairo Egypt D Human Rights Organizations

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA G

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F gf Funds, IGOs

Arab Human Rights Foundation

AHRF Sanaa Yemen G f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Arab Institute for Human Rights

AIHR 1989 Tunis Tunisia E j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D Human Rights Organizations

Arab Organization for Human Rights

AOHR 1983 Cairo Egypt D Human Rights Organizations

Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists

APHRA 1997 Cairo Egypt G Human Rights Organizations

Arab Resource Collective

ARC 1988 Beirut Lebanon G

Arab Student Aid International

ASAI 1977 Dublin OH USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

Arabic Network for Human Rights Information

ANHRI 2003 Cairo Egypt F Human Rights Organizations

ARC International

2003 Geneva Switzerland G Human Rights Organizations

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney Australia G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Archives nationales d'Outre mer

ANOM 1966 Aix-en-Provence France G

Archivists without Borders International

AwB International 1986 F Human Rights Organizations

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy International Federations, IGOs

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F Human Rights Organizations

Armenian General Benevolent Union

AGBU 1906 New York NY USA F v

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 Treaties, IGOs

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