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

Society for International Development

SID 1957 Rome Italy B y

Society for Research in Child Development

SRCD 1933 Washington DC USA G

Society for Social Studies of Science

4S 1975 Evansville IN USA D

Society for the Promotion of Human Rights in Employment

SPHRE 1997 Hamilton ON Canada N

Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad

SPANA 1923 London UK G

Society for the Protection of Human and Environmental Rights International

SPHER International London UK J

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

SPUC 1967 London UK G

Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

ECINEQ 2005 Verona Italy C

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society for Threatened Peoples International

STP International 1968 Göttingen Germany D

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

SCIP 1986 San Antonio TX USA G tv

Society of St Francis of Sales

Salesians of Don Bosco 1864 Rome Italy R

Socio-Ecological Union

1988 D

Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus

Nicolas Barré 1662 Le Mesnil-Esnard France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Besançon

1799 Besançon France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-d'Angers

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-la-Forêt

1679 Angers France R

Soeurs de la Croix de Strasbourg

1848 Strasbourg France R

Soeurs Servantes du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1866 Versailles France R

Soeurs Servantes du Saint-Coeur de Marie

SSCM 1860 Montréal QC Canada R

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F

Solar Solidarity International



2006 London UK G

Solid International

2000 Mechelen Belgium N


1964 Sint-Niklaas Belgium G


1948 Brussels Belgium F y

Solidaridad Internacional

SI 1986 Madrid Spain G


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidaridad, Educación y Desarrollo

SED 1992 Madrid Spain G

Solidaritätsdienst International

SODI 1990 Berlin Germany G

Solidaritätsfonds für Soziale Befreiungskämpfe in der Dritten Welt

SOLIFONDS Zurich Switzerland G f


1980 Gaillac France G

Solidarité enfants sida

Sol en si 1990 Bobigny France N

Solidarité et coopération médicale au Tiers-monde

SCMTM 1976 Yvoir Belgium G

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

SIL 2005 G

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 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