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

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 F

Trisomy 21 Research Society

T21RS 2014 Groningen Netherlands C

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Trust 2000 Warsaw Poland G

Twelve Gates Foundation

2018 Sunnyside NY USA G f


1972 Arezzo Italy G

UHAI EASHRI - East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

UHAI 2009 J

UK Race and Europe Network

UKREN 1996 London UK G


1910 Rome Italy C

UN Climate Resilience Initiative

A2R 2015 E y

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 E g

UN Millennium Campaign

2002 New York NY USA F

UN Women

2010 New York NY USA F g

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY F y

UNECA Staff Union

Addis Ababa Ethiopia E v

UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

1978 Caracas Venezuela E gj

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

1984 Sydney NSW Australia G

Union centroaméricaine

1997 J gp

Union européenne des vétérinaires praticiens

UEVP 1970 Brussels D

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union for the Mediterranean

UfM 1995 Barcelona Spain F g

Unión Iberoamericana de Colegios y Agrupaciones de Abogados

UIBA 1976 La Plata Argentina D

Union internationale des jeunes écrivains et artistes pour la paix, l'amour et la justice

UNIJEAPAJ 2004 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Union pour L'Epanouissement des Peuples

UEP Douai France N

Union syndicale fédérale des services publics européens et internationaux

USFSPEI 1974 Brussels Belgium E y

Unione Mondiale per la Pace ed i Diritti Fondamentali dell'Uomo e dei Popoli

UNIPAX Padua Italy G y

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

Unis pour l'Equite et la Fin du Racisme

UFER 1952 Brussels Belgium F v

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United for Foreign Domestic Workers' Rights

UFDWR Chiang Mai Thailand F y

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

United for Peace and Justice

2002 G

United Kingdom One World Linking Association

UKOWLA 1985 Bridgewater UK G

United Nation World Peace Association

UNWPA 2019 Sapporo Japan G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFRI 1989 Kampala Uganda E gj

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Commission for Social Development

CSocD 1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY E g

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

CSW 1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCR 1978 Geneva Switzerland E gv

United Nations Committee on Relations with the Host Country

1971 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

CEIRPP 1975 New York NY USA E gy

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development