Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Reduced inequalities


Inequality threatens long-term social and economic development, harms poverty reduction and destroys people’s sense of fulfillment and self-worth.

The incomes of the poorest 40 per cent of the population had been growing faster than the national average in most countries. But emerging yet inconclusive evidence suggests that COVID-19 may have put a dent in this positive trend of falling within-country inequality.

The pandemic has caused the largest rise in between-country inequality in three decades. Reducing both within- and between-country inequality requires equitable resource distribution, investing in education and skills development, implementing social protection measures, combating discrimination, supporting marginalized groups and fostering international cooperation for fair trade and financial systems.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

WorkingAbroad

1997 Lewes UK N

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Puducherry India B v

World Accord

1980 Ottawa ON Canada G

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty

WACAP 1997 New York NY USA F

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples

WAMIP Ahmedabad India J

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Anti-Bullying Forum

WABF 1997 Umeå Sweden D

World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA 1999 Montréal QC Canada F

World Armenian Congress

WAC S c

World Association for Cooperative Education

WACE 1983 Lowell MA USA F

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

WAPR 1986 Bangalore India B

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS 1978 Stellenbosch South Africa B y

World Association for Sustainable Development

WASD 2003 London UK C

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 Nanjing China B yt

World Association of Judges

WAJ 1966 E v

World Association of Public Employment Services

WAPES 1989 Brussels Belgium C

World Autism Organisation

WAO 1998 C

World Bank - Civil Society Joint Facilitation Committee

JFC 2005 E y

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Business Angels Investment Forum

WBAF F

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World Central Kitchen

WCK Washington DC USA G

World Civil Society Conference

WOCSOC S c

World Civil Society Forum

WCSF 2000 Geneva Switzerland E

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

WCCJ 2009 Strasbourg France E cg

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

WCFLCR S c

World Connect

2005 New York NY USA G

World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

WCCI 1970 San Diego CA USA B y

World Council of Arameans - Syriacs

WCA 1983 Hengelo Netherlands E

World Council of Hellenes Abroad

World SAE 1995 Thessaloniki Greece D

World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

WCPUN New York NY USA G

World Court of Justice

2001 Birmingham UK N

World Criminal Justice Library Network

WCJLN 1991 Newark NJ USA F y

World Digital Solidarity Agency

DSA 2006 Lyon France D

World Employment Confederation

WEC 1967 Brussels Belgium C

World Engagement Institute

WEI Chicago IL USA G j

World Esports Consortium

WESCO 2016 Beijing China B y

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D t

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands B yt

World Fair Trade Organization - Africa

Nairobi Kenya E t

World Fair Trade Organization, Asia

WFTO-Asia Chiang Mai Thailand D t

World Farmers' Organisation

WFO 2011 Rome Italy C

World Federation of Consuls

FICAC 1982 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Democratic Youth

WFDY 1945 Budapest Hungary F

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y

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 t

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