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

Solidarité sans frontières, Berne

SOSF Bern Switzerland G

Solidarités agricoles et alimentaires

SOLAGRAL 1980 Montpellier France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v Humanitarian Organizations

Solidaritetsaksjon for utvikling

FORUT 1981 Gjøvik Norway G

Solidarity Across Borders, Montréal

SAB 2003 N

Solidarity among African Women

1985 London UK G

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Solidarity among Women - Development Initiatives for Women in the Third World

1982 Vienna Austria G

Solidarity Center

1997 Washington DC USA G

Solidarity East-West

Vaulx-en-Velin France N

Solidarity for Asian People's Advocacy

SAPA 2006 Bangkok Thailand F

Solidarity for Development and Peace

1987 Madrid Spain G

Solidarity in Literacy

1997 Sao Paulo Brazil G

Solidarity International

1986 Madrid Spain G

Solidarity Tourism for Development

1998 Angers France G

Solidarity Water Europe

SWE 1998 Strasbourg France G

Solidarity With Women in Distress

SOLWODI 1985 Boppard Hirzenach Germany G

Solidarity, Education and Development

1992 Madrid Spain G

Sonke Gender Justice Network

2006 Cape Town South Africa G

Sons of Charity - Canossians

Canossians 1831 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Soroptimist International of Europe

SI/E 1930 Geneva Switzerland E Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Soroptimist International of the Americas

SIA 1921 Philadelphia PA USA E Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, Clubs

SOS Layettes

1967 Herstal Belgium G

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication

SAAPE 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F

South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme

SACEP 1982 Colombo Sri Lanka F g IGOs

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

SAHRDC 1990 Delhi India E v Human Rights Organizations

South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People

SANDRP 1998 Delhi India G

South Asia Peoples' Alliance

SAPA 2007 Jammu India G

South Asian Development Partnership

SADP 1991 Sutton UK G

South Asian Free Trade Area

SAFTA 2001 Kathmandu Nepal F g Intergovernmental Communities, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, IGOs

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y International Federations

South-North Solidarity and Culture

1991 Valencia Spain G f

Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade

SEACON 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network

SEAHRN 2009 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Southeast European Cooperative Initiative

SECI 1996 Vienna Austria F g IGOs

Southern Africa Committee

SAC 1964 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Southern Africa Contact

1978 Copenhagen Denmark G Human Rights Organizations

Southern Africa Development Community Election Support Network

SADC-ESN 2010 Harare Zimbabwe E

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Music Rights Organizations

SAMRO 1961 Johannesburg South Africa D Human Rights Organizations

Southern African Natural Products Trade Association

PhytoTrade Africa 2001 London UK D

Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

SANASO 1991 Harare Zimbabwe K Human Rights Organizations

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

SARPN 2001 Hatfield South Africa N

Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights

SIGTUR 1991 F

Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network

SRLAN 2007 Oxford UK F y International Federations

Soutien à l'initiative privée pour l'aide a la reconstruction des pays du Sud-Est asiatique

SIPAR 1982 Versailles France G Humanitarian Organizations

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R Humanitarian Organizations, Religious Orders

Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

SWFI Las Vegas NV USA G Funds, Institutes

Sovereignty International

Hollow Rock TN USA G

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