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

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Institute 2011 The Hague Netherlands G

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism

IMADR 1988 Tokyo Japan F

The Law and Development Institute

LDI 2009 C jv

The Montreal Group

TMG 2012 Montréal QC Canada E g

The Network: Towards Unity for Health

The Network: TUFH 1979 F y

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The World Justice Project

WJP 2006 Washington DC USA F

The World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Geneva Switzerland B

Therapy Dogs International

TDI 1976 Flanders NJ USA N

Third Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration to Guarantee Free Trade in Paper and Glass Containers

1966 T g

Third Way

1990 London UK N

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Mexico City Mexico G

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Solidarity Action

1969 G

Tibet Justice Center

1989 Berkeley CA USA E v

Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research

1996 Newport Coast CA USA G j

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G

Tony Elumelu Foundation

TEF 2010 Lagos Nigeria J f

Tools for Self Reliance

1978 Southampton UK G

Topeka Center for Peace and Justice

1985 Topeka KS USA G

Tostan International

1991 Dakar Senegal F

Tourisme et développement solidaires

TDS 1998 Angers France G

Toyota Foundation

1974 Tokyo Japan G f

Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland

1986 Helsinki Finland G

TradeMark East Africa

TMEA Nairobi Kenya D t

Training Centre for Regional Integration

1993 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Traité de Sécurité Collective de la CEI

Traité de Tachkent 1992 T g

Trans-Atlantic free trade agreement

TAFTA 1994 J gpt


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS

TPAA 2003 New York NY USA G

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels F y

Transparency and Accountability Initiative


Tratado de Integración Social Centroamericano

1995 T g

Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence

Brussels Treaty 1948 T g

Treaty for the Relinquishment of Extra-territorial Rights in China

1943 T g

Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

TAC 1976 T g

Treaty of Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation between the Arab League States

1950 T g

Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany

Treaty of Versailles 1919 T g

Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Turkey

Treaty of Lausanne 1923 T g

Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Turkey

Treaty of Sèvres 1920 T g

Treaty on Cooperation among States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Combating Terrorism

1999 T g

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies

1967 T g

Treaty on the Protection of Movable Property of Historic Value

1935 T g

Treaty Regulating the Status of Spitsbergen and Conferring the Sovereignty on Norway

1920 T g

Treaty to Avoid or Prevent Conflicts between the American States

Gondra Treaty 1923 T g

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trees for Life International

1984 Wichita KS USA G

Triangles and World Goodwill Cultural Association

1979 Rome Italy N