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 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 Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f Funds, Funds

World Youth Alliance

WYA 1999 New York NY USA F

WorldFish Center

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E


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

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Schiedam Netherlands J

WOTRO Science for Global Development

1964 The Hague Netherlands G f Foundations

WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRIPS 1994 Geneva Switzerland T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Xaverian Missionary Sisters

1945 Parma Italy R Religious Orders

XminY het actiefonds

Amsterdam Netherlands N f Funds, Funds


1997 Geneva Switzerland G Human Rights Organizations

YCAB Foundation

2007 New York NY USA G f Foundations


Richmond Australia G

Young Friends of the Countryside

YFCS Brussels Belgium E

YourStory International

YSI Centerville MA USA N

Youth Coalition

YCSRR 1999 Ottawa ON Canada F Human Rights Organizations

Youth Express Network

YEN 1991 Strasbourg France F

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f Foundations

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action

YUVA 1984 Mumbai India G

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

YiSHDA 2010 Abuja Nigeria G

Youth of EPP

YEPP 1997 Brussels Belgium E

Youth of the Third World

1988 Madrid Spain G

Youth RISE

2006 London UK F

Zoï Environment Network

Geneva Switzerland G