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

World Federation of CdLS Support Groups

CdLS World 2001 J

World Federation of Democratic Youth

WFDY 1945 Budapest Hungary F

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

WFM and UCW 1939 New Plymouth New Zealand B

World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations

World OKTA 1981 Goyang Gyeonggi Korea Rep D

World Federation of People Management Associations

WFPMA 1976 Alexandria VA USA C y

World Federation of Right to Die Societies

WFRtDS 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands C

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 Helsinki Finland B

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F

World Free Press Institute

WFPI 1997 San Ramon CA USA G j

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K fg

World Hope International

WHI 1996 Alexandria VA USA G

World Hunger Year

WHY 1975 New York NY USA G

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Initiative for Orphans

WIO 2004 The Hague Netherlands N

World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity

A WISH 1995 Bellingham WA USA G j

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Exeter UK F

World Literacy Council

WLC Melbourne VIC Australia G

World Literacy Foundation

2003 F f

World Merit

Liverpool UK J

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Mountain People Association

WMPA 2001 Paris France C

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Barcelona Spain B

World Partners

Virginia Beach VA USA G

World Partners

1969 Fort Wayne IN USA N

World Russian People's Council

WRPC Moscow Moskva Russia G

World Society of Victimology

WSV 1979 Holden Hill SA Australia C

World Solidarity

WS 1971 Brussels Belgium G f

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F fg

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations

WUCWO 1910 Rome RM Italy B

World Union of National Socialists

WUNS 1962 Milwaukee WI USA F

World Urban Campaign

WUC Nairobi Kenya E

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Alfortville France B

World Villages for Children

1964 London UK N

World Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Federation

WVBF 2006 Lausanne VD Switzerland D

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland VD Switzerland F f

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

WorldFish Center

1975 Bayan Lepas Penang Malaysia E

WorldGranny

2004 Amsterdam Netherlands G

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