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

Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications

SGAC Vienna Austria E United Nations Bodies

Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law

SSIHRL 2004 Luarca Spain G Human Rights Organizations

Special Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Duties on Textiles Manufactured from Rayon or from other Artificial or Synthetic Fibres

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Fund for the Social Transformation of Central America

2002 Tegucigalpa Honduras K gf Funds, IGOs

Sport and Cooperation Network

1999 Alcobendas Spain G f Foundations

Sports Ambassadors

SA 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA G

Sports Rights Owners Coalition

SROC London UK F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

SRHR Africa Trust

SAT 1990 Johannesburg South Africa F

Sri Agathiar Sanmaarga Charitable Trust

Turaiyur India G

SSE International Forum

2004 Paris France F c Conference Series

St Joan's International Alliance

SJIA 1931 Minneapolis MN USA F Human Rights Organizations

Stamp Out Poverty

2002 London UK G y Funds, International Federations

STAND International

2007 Edinburgh UK G

Standing Committee Euro-Mediterranean Partnership of the Local and Regional Authorities

2000 Palermo Italy D

Standing Committee of the EFTA States

1994 Brussels Belgium E g IGOs

Standing Voice

London UK G

Start Network

2010 F y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

STEPS Centre

Falmer UK G

Stichting Gered Gereedschap

1982 Amsterdam Netherlands G f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Street Medicine Institute

SMI 2009 Ingomar PA USA N

Strømme Foundation

SF 1976 Kristiansand Norway G f Foundations

Students Helping Street Kids International

SHSKI 1997 Spencerville MD USA G

Study Abroad Foundation

SAF 2000 Indianapolis IN USA N f Foundations

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa

GERDDES-Africa 1990 Cotonou Benin F

Study Center for the Historical Demography of Latin America

1985 Sao Paulo Brazil G y International Federations


1961 Montréal QC Canada G

Suore di Gesù Redentore

1863 Fonte Nuova Italy R Religious Orders

Support for NGOs in the East and in the South

Liège Belgium G

Support International

Si London UK N Humanitarian Organizations

SurfAid international

SAI 2000 Avalon Australia F Humanitarian Organizations

Surgicorps International

1994 Glenshaw PA USA N

Survivors' Rights International

SRI Washington DC USA N Human Rights Organizations

Sustainable Project Management- Public-Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment

SPM 1994 Rougemont Switzerland F

Swedish Foundation for Human Rights

SFHR 1991 Stockholm Sweden G f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Swedish International Liberal Centre

SILC 1989 Stockholm Sweden G Human Rights Organizations

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Synergos Institute

1986 New York NY USA F jv Institutes

TABS International

2008 Bedworth UK G

Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F Human Rights Organizations

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

TASH - Working in Partnership with Disability Advocates Worldwide

1975 Washington DC USA N Human Rights Organizations

TASSC International

Washington DC USA G

Tax Justice Network

TJN 2003 Chesham UK F International Federations

Tax Justice Network-Africa

TJN-A 2007 Nairobi Kenya F y International Federations

TCI Network

TCI 1998 Barcelona Spain E y International Federations, Institutes


1973 Utrecht Netherlands G f Funds, Funds

TEAR Australia

1971 Blackburn Australia G


1975 Auckland New Zealand G f Funds, Funds

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f Funds, Funds