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

Building and Wood Workers' International

BWI 2005 Carouge GE Switzerland B

Burners Without Borders

BWB San Francisco CA USA G

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre



Copenhagen Denmark G f

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Cairo Egypt E g

CALALA - Fondo de Mujeres

Calala Barcelona 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 SP Brazil F y

Canada - Central America Four Free Trade Agreement

CA4TA J gp

Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation

CECI 1958 Montréal QC Canada G

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

CCIC 1968 Ottawa ON Canada G

Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

KAIROS 2001 Toronto ON Canada G

Candid Foundation

Berlin Germany G f

CaoDai Overseas

1926 Redlands 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

Amherst MA USA G f

Caribbean - Central American Action

CCAA 1979 Washington DC USA G

Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund

CARTFund St Michael St Michael Barbados F fg

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Bridgetown St Michael 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 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 Paramaribo Suriname E g

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok 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 RM 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

Carrefour de solidarité internationale

CSI 1974 Sherbrooke QC Canada G y

Casa Alianza

1981 Mixco Guatemala Guatemala G

Casa de la Paz, Santiago de Chile

Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile G

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

CAFOD 1962 London UK G f

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

1903 New York NY USA G v

Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace

CCJP 1987 Enfield South NSW Australia G

Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir

CDD 1987 La Paz Bolivia F f

CBD Alliance

E y

CBE International

1988 Minneapolis MN USA G


1908 Bensheim Germany F