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

Standing Committee Euro-Mediterranean Partnership of the Local and Regional Authorities

2000 Palermo Italy D

Standing Committee of the EFTA States

1994 Brussels Belgium E g

Standing Voice

London UK G

Start Network

2010 London UK F y

STEPS Centre

Falmer UK G

Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen

SOMO 1973 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Street Medicine Institute

SMI 2009 Ingomar PA USA N

Strømme Foundation

SF 1976 Kristiansand Norway G f

Students Helping Street Kids International

SHSKI 1997 Spencerville MD USA G

Study Abroad Foundation

SAF 2000 Indianapolis IN USA N f

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa

GERDDES-Africa 1990 Cotonou Benin F


1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Suore di Gesù Redentore

1863 Fonte Nuova Italy R

Support International

Si London UK N

Surgicorps International

1994 Glenshaw PA USA N

Survie pour les peuples menacés

1982 Niederanven Luxembourg N

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y

Sustainable Mekong Research Network

SUMERNET 2005 Bangkok Thailand F

Sustainable Project Management- Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment

SPM 1994 Rougemont Switzerland F

Swedish Development Aid Organization

SWEDO 1991 Stockholm Sweden G

Synergos Institute

1986 New York NY USA F jv

TABS International

2008 Bedworth UK G

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

TASH - Working in Partnership with Disability Advocates Worldwide

1975 Washington DC USA N

TASSC International

1998 Washington DC USA G

Tax Justice Network

TJN 2003 Chesham UK F

Tax Justice Network-Africa

TJN-A 2007 Nairobi Kenya F y

TCI Network

TCI 1998 Barcelona Spain E y

Teaching for Change

1986 Washington DC USA N


1973 Utrecht Netherlands G f

TEAR Australia

1971 Blackburn VIC G


1975 Auckland New Zealand G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f

Tearfund, Ireland

Dublin Ireland G

Tearfund, UK

1968 Teddington UK G f


1969 Arlington VA USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Teresian Association

1911 Madrid Spain R

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Japan G

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R

The Asfari Foundation

2006 London UK G f

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Commonwealth Equality Network

TCEN 2013 London UK C y

The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women

EASSI 1996 Kampala Uganda F

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F