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


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

Télécoms sans frontières

TSF 1998 Pau France G

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

The Global Institute

2010 Portland ME USA F

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 Leprosy Mission International

TLMI 1874 Brentford UK F

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 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Tibet Justice Center

1989 Oakland CA USA E v

Tics and Tourette Across the Globe

TTAG 2022 Hannover Germany C

Toda Peace Institute

1996 Tokyo Japan 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


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