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

Solidarité et partenariat Nord-Sud

SPNS 2001 Brussels Belgium G

Solidarité étudiants du Monde

SETM 1963 Brussels Belgium G

Solidarité européenne, Luxembourg


Solidarité homéopathie

1994 Bouillargues France N

Solidarité internationale

Brussels Belgium J

Solidarité internationale des maisons familiales rurales

SIMFR Brussels Belgium K

Solidarité Internationale LGBTQI


Solidarité internationale sur les transports et la recherche en Afrique sub-saharienne

SITRASS 1996 Lyon France G

Solidarité laïque

1956 Paris France G y

Solidarité Laurentides Amérique centrale

SLAM 1984 Bellefeuille QC Canada G

Solidarité protestante

1977 Brussels Belgium G

Solidarité sans frontières, Berne

SOSF Bern BE Switzerland G

Solidarité socialiste - Fonds de coopération au développement

FCD 1936 Brussels Belgium G f

Solidarités agricoles et alimentaires

SOLAGRAL 1980 Montpellier France G

Solidaritetsaksjon for utvikling

FORUT 1981 Gjøvik Norway G

Solidarity Across Borders, Montréal

SAB 2003 N

Solidarity among African Women

1985 London UK G

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Solidarity among Women - Development Initiatives for Women in the Third World

1982 Vienna Austria G

Solidarity Center

1997 Washington DC USA G

Solidarity East-West

Vaulx-en-Velin France N

Solidarity for ASEAN People's Advocacy

SAPA 2006 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Solidarity for Development and Peace

1987 Madrid Madrid Spain G

Solidarity in Literacy

1997 Sao Paulo SP Brazil G

Solidarity Water Europe

SWE 1998 Strasbourg France G

Solidarity With Women in Distress

SOLWODI 1985 Boppard Hirzenach Germany G

Sonke Gender Justice Network

2006 Cape Town South Africa G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome RM Italy R

Soroptimist International of Europe

SI/E 1930 Geneva GE Switzerland E

Soroptimist International of the Americas

SIA 1921 Philadelphia PA USA E

SOS Layettes

1967 Herstal Belgium G

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme

SACEP 1982 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

SAHRDC 1990 Delhi Delhi India E v

South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People

SANDRP 1998 Delhi Delhi India G

South Asia Peoples' Alliance

SAPA 2007 Jammu Kashmir India G

South Asian Free Trade Area

SAFTA 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F g

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y

Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade

SEACON 1996 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Southeast European Cooperative Initiative

SECI 1996 Vienna Austria F g

Southern Africa Committee

SAC 1964 New York NY USA G

Southern Africa Contact

1978 Copenhagen Denmark G

Southern Africa Development Community Election Support Network

SADC-ESN 2010 Harare Harare Zimbabwe E

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network


Southern African Natural Products Trade Association

PhytoTrade Africa 2001 London UK D

Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

SANASO 1991 Harare Harare Zimbabwe K

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

SARPN 2001 Hatfield South Africa N

Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights