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

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

BIICL 1958 London UK G jv

British Overseas Aid Group

BOAG 1980 Oxford UK G y

British Overseas NGO's for Development

BOND 1993 London UK G y

Brooks World Poverty Institute

BWPI 2005 Manchester UK N j

Brot für die Welt

1959 Berlin Germany G

Brotherhood of Dragons

BOD 2009 Vienna Austria G

Brothers of Charity

1807 Rome Italy R

Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy

1844 Tilburg Netherlands R

Brothers of the Christian Schools

Christian Brothers 1684 Rome Italy R

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R

Bruges Group

1989 London UK N

Building and Wood Workers' International

BWI 2005 Carouge Switzerland B

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

London UK G

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g

CALALA - Fondo de Mujeres

Calala Barcelona Spain G

Calmeadow Charitable Foundation

CCF 1983 Toronto ON Canada G f


1993 Canberra ACT Australia G

Cambodia Action

1975 Doncaster UK G

CamFed International

1993 Cambridge UK G

Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación

CLADE 2002 Sao Paulo Brazil F y

Camphill Movement

1939 Edinburgh UK F

Canada - Central America Four Free Trade Agreement

CA4TA J gpt

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

KAIROS 2001 Toronto ON Canada G

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Toronto ON Canada G

Candid Foundation

Berlin Germany G f

CaoDai Overseas

1926 Anaheim CA USA N

Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty

COTAP 2011 Oakland CA USA G

Care and Relief for the Young

CRY 1992 Southampton UK G

CARE International

1945 Brussels Belgium F f

Careth Foundation

Truckee CA USA G f

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Bridgetown Barbados F

Caribbean Court of Justice

CCJ 2001 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago F g

Caribbean Employers' Confederation

CEC 1960 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation

CFPA 1971 St John's Antigua-Barbuda F

Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control

Caribbean MOU 1996 London UK T g

Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

CRN+ 1996 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago F

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition

CVC 2004 Kingston Jamaica F

CARICOM Competition Commission

CCC Paramaribo Suriname E g

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Caritas Europa

1985 Brussels Belgium E

Caritas Internationalis

CI 1950 Vatican City Vatican B y

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna

1826 Rome Italy R

Carpathian Foundation International

CF 1995 Budapest Hungary K f

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

CCHRP 1999 Cambridge MA USA G

Carrefour d'éducation à la solidarité internationale - Québec

CESIQ 1969 Québec QC Canada G