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

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

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


2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Association for Human Rights

HRA 1988 Nazareth Israel G Human Rights Organizations

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 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


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 Human Rights and Citizenship Education

ANHRE 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

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

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N


1982 Holladay UT USA N Humanitarian Organizations

ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2010 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations

ACWO 1981 Petaling Jaya Malaysia E Human Rights Organizations

ASEAN Free Trade Area

AFTA 1992 Jakarta Indonesia F g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs


1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Oceania Association of the ICMIF

AOA 1984 Tokyo Japan K

Asia Competition Association

ACA 2008 Shanghai China D

Asia Competitiveness Institute

ACI Singapore Singapore N j Institutes

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

AIPP 1988 Chiang Mai Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asia Japan Women's Resource Centre

AJWRC 1994 Tokyo Japan G Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

APA 1999 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

APATAP 2013 Melbourne Australia G Professional Bodies

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APF 1996 Sydney Australia F Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Human Rights Information Center

HURIGHTS Osaka 1994 Osaka Japan G Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F