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

Association francophone des droits de l'homme âgé

AFDHA Reims France G Human Rights Organizations

Association Francophone pour les Soins Oncologiques de Support

AFSOS 2008 Bègles France G

Association Internationale de la Femme Marocaine à l'Étranger

AIFME 2008 Sevran France G

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association Internationale des Droits de l'Homme

AIDH 1998 G Human Rights Organizations

Association Justice and Environment

J and E 2003 Brno Czech Rep F y International Federations

Association Learning and Assisting Overseas

1962 Bonn Germany G

Association maison chance

1993 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam F

Association nationale des directeurs et responsables des relations internationales et de la coopération décentralisée des collectivités territoriales

ARRICOD 1994 Paris France G

Association of AfricaFreeAid

AFA 2012 Geneva Switzerland G

Association of African Managers and Partners of Roads

1995 Cotonou Benin D

Association of Americans Resident Overseas

AARO 1973 Paris France G

Association of Caribbean States

ACS 1994 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D gy International Federations, IGOs

Association of Cooperative Educators

ACE 1952 Victoria MN USA N

Association of European Competition Law Judges

AECLJ 2001 London UK D

Association of Genetic Support Australasia

AGSA 1988 Surrey Hills Australia N

Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations

1995 Berlin Germany G y International Federations

Association of Human Rights Institutes

AHRI 2000 Copenhagen Denmark D Human Rights Organizations

Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries

ABINIA 1989 Caracas Venezuela D g IGOs

Association of International Wealth Management

AIWM 2007 Bülach Switzerland C

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe

AMICE 2007 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Nigerians Abroad

ANA 1993 Strongsville OH USA N

Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt LGBTQ Student Organizations

ANSO Warsaw Poland D

Association of Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union

OCTA 1957 Brussels Belgium F g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Association of Pharmacists of the Portuguese-speaking Countries

1993 Lisbon Portugal D

Association of Private Organizations for Development Service

1967 Bonn Germany G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Association of Technicians for International Cooperation and Solidarity

Turin Italy G

Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union

ACA-Europe 1998 Brussels Belgium D g IGOs

Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America

1985 Caracas Venezuela E y International Federations

Association of Volunteers for Programs of Economic and Social Development

1987 Rome Italy G

Association Rencontre CEFIR

1975 Dunkerque France G Institutes

Association Roger Riou

1975 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione Amici dei Bambini

AiBi 1986 San Giuliano Milanese Italy G Human Rights Organizations

Associazione Botteghe del Mondo

1979 Sementina Switzerland G

Associazione delle organizzazioni italiane di cooperazione e solidarietà internazionale

AOI 2013 Rome Italy N

Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau

Bologna Italy G

Associazione New Humanity

Milan Italy N Human Rights Organizations, Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione per la Cooperazione Internazionale e l'Aiuto Umanitario

ALISEI 1998 Milan Italy G Humanitarian Organizations

Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia

ASIA-Onlus 1988 Rome Italy G

ASTRA - Central and Eastern European Women's Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

ASTRA Network 1999 Warsaw Poland F Human Rights Organizations

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

ATHENA Network

ATHENA 2006 F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Athletic Association of the Small States of Europe

AASSE 1994 Monaco Monaco D

Atlantic Philanthropies

1990 New York NY USA G f

Atria - Institute for Gender Equality and Women's History

1983 Amsterdam Netherlands G j Institutes

Australasian Human Development Association

AHDA 1994 Brisbane Australia G

Australasian Performing Right Association

1926 St Leonards Australia G Human Rights Organizations

Australian Aid

1974 Barton Australia G g IGOs

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific

AFAP 1968 Crows Nest Australia G f Foundations

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