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

YCAB Foundation

2007 New York NY USA G f Foundations

ygap

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

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