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

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Valencia Japan E j Institutes

Asian Solidarity Economy Coalition

ASEC 2011 Quezon City Philippines D y International Federations

Asian Sponsorship Association

ASA 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Wealth Community

J

Asian Women in Cooperative Development Forum

AWCF 1990 Quezon City Philippines F

Asian Women's Conference

S c Conference Series, Human Rights Organizations

Asian Women's Human Rights Council

AWHRC 1986 F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Andhra Pradesh India E

Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum

Delhi India G Human Rights Organizations

Asian-Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy

APLFD 1954 Taipei Taiwan F Human Rights Organizations

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Internacional de Prisiones y Correcciones Capitulo Latinoamericano

ICPALA 2011 D Human Rights Organizations

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Assembly of Organizations for Aid to the Eastern Churches

1968 Vatican City Vatican K y International Federations

Assistance to Support Humanity and Need for Aid Organization

ASHNA 2011 Kabul Afghanistan G Humanitarian Organizations

Associação dos Operadores de Correios e Telecomunicações dos Paises e Territórios de Lingua Oficial Portuguesa

AICEP 1993 Lisbon Portugal D g IGOs

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Associated Luxury Hotels International

ALHI 1986 Chicago IL USA N

Association Aide au Tiers-Monde

ATM 1962 Sars Poteries France G Humanitarian Organizations

Association culturelle d'aide à la promotion éducative et sociale

ACAPES Dakar Senegal G Humanitarian Organizations

Association de solidarité avec les peuples d'Amérique latine

ASPAL 1979 La Couronne France G

Association de Solidarité Internationale pour la Formation, l'Instruction et la Coopération

ASSIFIC Vannes France G

Association de soutien des missions des assemblées de France

ASMAF 1967 Strasbourg France G

Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique

AFDEAA 2000 Dakar Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Association Europe and Society

1985 F

Association Européenne de promotion des droits et de soutien des Personnes en Situation de Fragilité

AEPDSPSF Paris France J

Association fonds d'aide internationale au développement

Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Association for Agro-Industrial Development of the Sahel

1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G Humanitarian Organizations

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AAALAC International 1965 Frederick MD USA G y International Federations

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Childhood Education International

ACEI 1892 Washington DC USA G Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development

ACORD 1970 Pearl River NY USA C

Association for Development Cooperation

1959 Cologne Germany G

Association for Emergency Aid and Solidarity Development Cooperation

1992 Frankfurt-Main Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Association for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa

AHDA 1998 Vienna Austria G Human Rights Organizations

Association for Human Rights Defense International

2000 Newark DE USA N Human Rights Organizations

Association for Humanistic Psychology

AHP 1962 Petaluma CA USA F

Association for Personnel Services Overseas

1985 The Hague Netherlands G y International Federations

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

APLIC International 1968 Research Triangle Park NC USA G v

Association for Positive Behavior Support

APBS 2003 Bloomsburg PA USA N

Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa

AROCSA 2014 Indianapolis IN USA G

Association for Solidarity with Developing Countries

1979 Cantù Italy G

Association for the Promotion of Education and Training Abroad

1976 Brussels Belgium G

Association for the Promotion of Human Rights in Central Africa

1997 Yaoundé Cameroon G Human Rights Organizations

Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens

1998 Paris France D

Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID 1982 Toronto ON Canada F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Association française d'amitié et de solidarité avec les peuples d'Afrique

AFASPA 1973 Paris France G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

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