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

Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Turkey

Treaty of Sèvres 1920 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Central American social integration

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Cooperation among States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Combating Terrorism

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Protection of Movable Property of Historic Value

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Regulating the Status of Spitsbergen and Conferring the Sovereignty on Norway

1920 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty to Avoid or Prevent Conflicts between the American States

Gondra Treaty 1923 T g Treaties, IGOs

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trees for Life International

1984 Wichita KS USA G

Tri-nation Alliance

2010 E c

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G Humanitarian Organizations

Triangles and World Goodwill Cultural Association

1979 Rome Italy N

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 New York NY USA F

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v Humanitarian Organizations

Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Trust 2000 Warsaw Poland G

UBUNTU - World Forum of Civil Society Networks

2001 F y International Federations

UCODEP

Arezzo Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

UCSJ - Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union

1970 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations, Alumni and Veterans

UHAI EASHRI - East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

UHAI 2009 J

UK Race and Europe Network

UKREN 1996 London UK G

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations, NATO Bod

UN Millennium Campaign

2002 New York NY USA F

UN Women

2010 New York NY USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY USA F y United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Humanitarian Organizations

UNECA Staff Union

Addis Ababa Ethiopia E v Human Rights Organizations, Staff Associations

UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

1978 Caracas Venezuela E gj UNESCO Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f United Nations Bodies, Foundations

UNHCR Staff Council

Geneva Switzerland E Human Rights Organizations, Staff Associations

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

1984 Sydney Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union for the Fulfilment of Peoples

Douai France N

Union for the Mediterranean

UfM 1995 Barcelona Spain F g IGOs

Union internationale des jeunes écrivains et artistes pour la paix, l'amour et la justice

UNIJEAPAJ 2004 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Union Syndicale Fédérale of the European and International Public Services

1974 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

United for Foreign Domestic Workers' Rights

UFDWR Chiang Mai Thailand F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y International Federations

United for Peace and Justice

2002 G

United Kingdom One World Linking Association

UKOWLA 1985 Bridgewater UK G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 160000

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFRI 1989 Kampala Uganda E gj United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

UN-REDD Programme 2008 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission for Social Development

CSocD 1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Population and Development

CPD 1948 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

CSW 1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCR 1978 Geneva Switzerland E gv United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Relations with the Host Country

1971 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

CEIRPP 1975 New York NY USA E gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

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