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

Red Interamericana para la Democracia

RID 1995 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Red Internacional de Escritores por la Tierra

TIER 2005 Tarragona Spain E v

Red Latinoamericana Contra el Libre Comercio

Puerto Ayacucho Venezuela G t

Red Latinoamericana de Socio-Economia Solidaria

Red LASES 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Red Latinoamericana sobre Deuda, Desarrollo y Derechos



Buenos Aires Argentina E

Reebok Human Rights Foundation

Canton MA USA G f

Refugee Education Sponsorship Program International

RESPECT International 2002 Winnipeg MB Canada G

ReGeneration 2030


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States

RECSA 2005 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in the African States

1981 Paris France T g

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

1972 T g

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology in Asia

RCA 1972 Daejeon Korea Rep F g

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g

Regional Council on Human Rights in Asia

1982 Quezon City Philippines F v

Regional Powers Network

RPN 2008 Hamburg Germany G

Regional Remote Sensing Centre for North African States

1990 Tunis Tunisia E gy

Regions of Climate Action

R20 2010 Geneva Switzerland C g

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Registre international pour l'identification de la population féline

RIIPF Brussels Belgium G


1989 Oslo Norway G f

Release International

Orpington UK G

Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere

ROPE 1991 Great Missenden UK N

Religious of Sion

1893 Paris France R

Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts

1826 Rome Italy R

Renovabis - Solidaritätsaktion der deutschen Katholiken mit den Menschen in Mittel- und Osteuropa

1993 Freising Germany G


Johannesburg South Africa D

Research Centre on Development and International Relations

DIR 1982 Ålborg Denmark G

Research Network on International Governance, Globalization and the Transformations of the State

Mons Belgium G

Réseau d'information Tiers-Monde des centres de documentation pour le développement

RITIMO 1985 Paris France G y

Réseau des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale Côte d'Ivoire

ROSI Côte d'Ivoire 2014 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire G

Réseau Entraide Solidarité Monde

RESM 1991 Montréal QC Canada G

Réseau Européen pour l'Insertion Sociale et Professionnelle de Personnes Défavorisées

REIN 1993 Welver Germany F

Réseau francophone international pour la promotion de la santé

REFIPS 1992 Montréal QC Canada C

Réseau international des Cités des métiers

2001 Paris France F

Réseau International des Droits Humains

RIDH 2008 Geneva Switzerland J

Réseaux ferroviaires Européens Développement social et Solidarité dans les Gares

Gare Européenne et Solidarité Sofia Bulgaria F

Restauradores Sin Fronteras

A-RSF 1999 San Sebastian de los Reyes Spain F


1980 Washington DC USA G


Cheadle Hulme UK G

Right Livelihood Award Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right Sharing of World Resources

RSWR 1967 Richmond IN USA G

Right to Education Initiative

RTE 2000 London UK F

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium

2013 Heidelberg Germany F y

Right to Play International

Toronto ON Canada E

Rights and Humanity

1986 F

Rights and Resources Initiative

RRI 2005 Washington DC USA F y

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation

Mexico City Mexico G f