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 Type III

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N


1982 Holladay UT USA N Humanitarian Organizations

ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2010 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations

ACWO 1981 Petaling Jaya Malaysia E Human Rights Organizations

ASEAN Free Trade Area

AFTA 1992 Jakarta Indonesia F g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs


1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Oceania Association of the ICMIF

AOA 1984 Tokyo Japan K

Asia Competition Association

ACA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Competitiveness Institute

ACI Singapore Singapore N j Institutes

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

AIPP 1988 Chiang Mai Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asia Japan Women's Resource Centre

AJWRC 1994 Tokyo Japan G Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

APA 1999 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

APATAP 2013 Melbourne Australia G Professional Bodies

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APF 1996 Sydney Australia F Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Human Rights Information Center

HURIGHTS Osaka 1994 Osaka Japan G Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

APRRN 2008 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition

APSOC 2005 Davao City Philippines E y International Federations

Asia Pacific Solidarity Network

APSN Broadway Australia G

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Link

APWSL Colombo Sri Lanka F

Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association

ASTSA 2006 D

Asia Working Dog Support Association

AWDSA 1999 G

Asia-Europe Foundation

ASEF 1997 Singapore Singapore F gf Foundations, IGOs

Asia-Europe People's Forum

AEPF 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands F cy Conference Series, International Federations

Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights

APCCRPR Broadway Australia G Human Rights Organizations

Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

APN+ 1994 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network


Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Asian Bird Fair Network

ABF 2010 New Taipei City Taiwan F

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples

ACPP 1979 Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Centre for Human Rights

ACHR Delhi India G Human Rights Organizations

Asian Church Women's Conference

ACWC 1958 Seoul Korea Rep F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

ACHR 1988 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Competition Forum

ACF Melbourne Australia J

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Asian Human Rights Commission

AHRC 1984 Hong Kong Hong Kong E Human Rights Organizations

Asian Institute for Human Rights

AIHR Bangkok Thailand G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore G Institutes

Asian Migrants Coordinating Body

AMCB 1996 Kowloon Hong Kong D Human Rights Organizations

Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational and Environmental Victims

ANROEV 1997 Delhi India D y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions

ANNI 2006 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia

AsiaDHRRA 1994 Quezon City Philippines E

Asian People's Disability Alliance

APDA 1988 Wembley UK G

Asian People's Exchange

APEX 1987 Chiba Japan N

Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D