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 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

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

WINGS 1998 Sao Paulo SP Brazil F y

Worldwide Orphans Foundation

WWO 1997 Maplewood NJ USA N f

Worldwide Partners

WP 1938 Denver CO USA N

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Schiedam Netherlands J

WOTRO Science for Global Development

1964 The Hague Netherlands G f

Xaverian Missionary Sisters

1945 Parma PR Italy R

XminY het actiefonds

Amsterdam Netherlands N f

YAAKAARE REDHRCC

1997 Geneva GE Switzerland G

YCAB Foundation

2007 New York NY USA G f

ygap

Richmond VIC Australia G

Young Friends of the Countryside

YFCS Brussels Belgium E

Young Friends of the Earth Europe

Young FoEE Brussels Belgium E

YourStory International

YSI Centerville MA USA N

Youth Express Network

Y-E-N 1991 Strasbourg France F

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action

YUVA 1984 Mumbai Maharashtra India G

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

YiSHDA 2010 Abuja Federal Capital Territory Nigeria G

Youth of the European People's Party

YEPP 1997 Brussels Belgium E

Youth RISE

2006 London UK F

Zoï Environment Network

Geneva GE Switzerland G

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