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

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E

Asociación Andaluza por la Solidaridad y la Paz

ASPA Córdoba Spain G

Asociación Entrepueblos

1988 Barcelona Spain G

Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Spain G

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Internacional de Prisiones y Correcciones Capitulo Latinoamericano

ICPALA 2011 D

Asociación Internacional Juventud Idente

1975 Rome Italy G

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios de la Escritura en Educación Superior y Contextos Profesionales

ALES 2016 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso

ALED 1995 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Odontopediatria

ALOP 1993 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro Brazil J

Asociación Miraismo Internacional

AMI 2012 Geneva Switzerland E

Asociación pro Derechos Humanos

APRODEH Lima Peru G

Assistance to Support Humanity and Need for Aid Organization

ASHNA 2011 Kabul Afghanistan G

Associação de Farmacêuticos dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

AFPLP 1993 D

Associação dos Operadores de Correios e Telecomunicações dos Paises e Territórios de Lingua Oficial Portuguesa

AICEP 1993 Lisbon Portugal D g

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Associated Luxury Hotels International

ALHI 1986 Chicago IL USA N

Association coopérative financière des fonctionnaires internationaux

AMFIE 1990 Luxembourg Luxembourg F

Association de solidarité avec les peuples d'Amérique latine

ASPAL 1979 La Couronne France G

Association de Solidarité Internationale pour la Formation, l'Instruction et la Coopération

ASSIFIC Vannes France G

Association de soutien des missions des assemblées de France

ASMAF 1967 Strasbourg France G

Association des collectivités textiles européennes

ACTE 1991 Terrassa Spain D

Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles

ACEM 1994 Brussels Belgium F

Association des états généraux des étudiants de l'Europe

AEGEE-Europe 1985 Brussels Belgium F

Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique

AFDEAA 2000 Dakar Senegal G

Association des gestionnaires et partenaires africains de la route

AGEPAR 1995 Cotonou Benin D

Association Europe and Society

1985 F

Association Européenne de promotion des droits et de soutien des Personnes en Situation de Fragilité

AEPDSPSF Paris France J

Association Européenne des Institutions Paritaires de la Protection Sociale

AEIP 1996 Brussels Belgium D

Association fonds d'aide internationale au développement

Geneva Switzerland G

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AAALAC International 1965 Frederick MD USA G y

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development

ACORD 1970 Pearl River NY USA C

Association for Emergency Aid and Solidarity Development Cooperation

1992 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Association for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa

AHDA 1998 Vienna Austria G

Association for Humanistic Psychology

AHP 1962 Austin TX USA F

Association for Law, Property and Society

ALPS C

Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships

AOTS 1956 Tokyo Japan G

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

APLIC International 1968 Research Triangle Park NC USA G v

Association for Positive Behavior Support

APBS 2003 Bloomsburg PA USA N

Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa

AROCSA 2014 Indianapolis IN USA G

Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens

1998 Paris France D

Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID 1982 Toronto ON Canada F y

Association française d'amitié et de solidarité avec les peuples d'Afrique

AFASPA 1973 Paris France G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association Francophone pour les Soins Oncologiques de Support

AFSOS 2008 Bègles France G

Association Internationale de la Femme Marocaine à l'Étranger

AIFME 2008 Sevran France G

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association Internationale des Droits de l'Homme

AIDH 1998 G

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