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

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

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F Human Rights Organizations

World Free Press Institute

WFPI 1997 San Ramon CA USA G j Institutes

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Heritage Fund

1976 Paris France K gf Funds, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

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 in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G Humanitarian Organizations

World Initiative for Orphans

WIO 2004 The Hague Netherlands N

World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity

A WISH Bellingham WA USA G j Institutes

World Literacy Council

WLC Melbourne Australia G

World Literacy Foundation

2003 F f Foundations

World Merit

Liverpool UK G

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 Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

WNUSP 1991 Odense Denmark B Human Rights Organizations, Alumni and Veterans

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World Partners

1969 Fort Wayne IN USA N

World Partners

Virginia Beach VA USA G

World Peace Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

World Relief Canada

WRCanada 1944 Markham ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

World Russian People's Council

WRPC Moscow Russia G

World Solidarity

WS 1971 Brussels Belgium G f Funds, Funds

World Solidarity Forum

WSF 2015 Brussels Belgium G

World Solidarity Fund

2003 F gf Funds, IGOs

World Union for Peace Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples

Padua Italy G y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations

WUCWO 1910 Rome Italy B

World Union of National Socialists

WUNS 1962 Milwaukee WI USA F

World Unitors Organization

WUO Abomey-Calavi Benin J

World Urban Campaign

WUC Nairobi Kenya E

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Paris France B Humanitarian Organizations, Alumni and Veterans, Human Rights Organizations

World Villages for Children

1964 London UK N

World Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Federation

WVBF 2006 Lausanne Switzerland D

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

WorldFish Center

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

WorldGranny

2004 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

WINGS 1998 Sao Paulo Brazil F y International Federations

Worldwide Orphans Foundation

WWO 1997 Maplewood NJ USA N f Foundations

Worldwide Partners

WP 1938 Denver CO USA N

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