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

Women's Voices Now

WVN Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

WomenStrong International

G

Workability International

1987 Sydney Australia D Human Rights Organizations

Worker Rights Consortium

WRC 2000 Washington DC USA G

Working Group on Tourism and Development

1977 Basel Switzerland G

Working Together for Human Rights

1989 Lyon France G Human Rights Organizations

WorkingAbroad

1997 Lewes UK N

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights

WANAHR 1992 The Hague Netherlands F Human Rights Organizations

World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty

WACAP 1997 New York NY USA F

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples

WAMIP Ahmedabad India J

World Armenian Congress

WAC S c Conference Series

World Association for Cooperative Education

WACE 1983 Lowell MA USA F

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

WAPR 1986 Madrid Spain B Human Rights Organizations

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS 1978 Prague Czech Rep B y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

World Association of Judges

WAJ 1966 Bethesda MD USA E v

World Association of Law Professors

WALP 1975 Bethesda MD USA E v Human Rights Organizations

World Bank - Civil Society Joint Facilitation Committee

JFC 2005 E y International Federations

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World Centre for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights

1990 Verdun France G Human Rights Organizations

World Citizen Foundation

New York NY USA G f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

World Civil Society Conference

WOCSOC S c Conference Series

World Civil Society Forum

WCSF 2000 Geneva Switzerland E United Nations Bodies

World Community Fund Against Hunger

1982 Gémeaux France F f Funds, Funds

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

WCCJ 2009 Strasbourg France E gc Conference Series, IGOs

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c Conference Series, Human Rights Organizations

World Connect

Waltham MA USA G

World Council Congress Diplomatic Chaplains for Peace, Universal Human Rights and Justice

1998 F Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Arameans - Syriacs

WCA 1983 Hengelo Netherlands E Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Hellenes Abroad

World SAE 1995 Thessaloniki Greece D

World Council of Independent Christian Churches

WCICC 1993 Charleston SC USA F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

WCPUN New York NY USA G United Nations Bodies

World Court of Human Rights

Washington DC USA J p Human Rights Organizations

World Court of Justice

2001 Birmingham UK N

World Criminal Justice Library Network

WCJLN 1991 Newark NJ USA F y International Federations

World Digital Solidarity Agency

DSA 2006 Lyon France D

World Engagement Institute

WEI Chicago IL USA G j Institutes

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands B y International Federations

World Fair Trade Organization - Africa

Nairobi Kenya E

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 Korea Rep D

World Federation of People Management Associations

WFPMA 1976 Alexandria VA USA C y Professional Bodies, International Federations

World Federation of Right to Die Societies

WFRtDS 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands C Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of Teachers' Unions

1946 Jalandhar India B y Professional Bodies, International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

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