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

América Cooperativa y Mutual

Red AMEC 2006 E y

American Citizens Abroad

ACA 1978 Rockville MD USA G v

American Council for Voluntary International Action

InterAction 1984 Washington DC USA G y

American Near East Refugee Aid

ANERA 1968 Washington DC USA G

American Overseas Medical Aid Association

AOMAA 1962 Sebastopol CA USA N

American Red Cross Overseas Association

ARCOA 1949 Sammamish WA USA G

American Schools of Oriental Research

ASOR 1900 Boston MA USA G

American Society of International Law

ASIL 1906 Washington DC USA G v

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad

AYUDA 1996 Arlington VA USA G

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

ADC 1980 Washington DC USA G

Americas Foundation

1942 New York NY USA N f

Amicale internationale des sous-directeurs et chefs de réception des grands hôtels

AICR 1973 D

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Amnesty International - European Institutions Office

1992 Brussels Belgium E

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Anne Frank House

1957 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre

ACE CRC 1991 Hobart TAS Australia G

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

ADL 1913 New York NY USA G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v

APHELEIA - Humanities European Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

APHELEIA 2017 Mação Portugal E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Pershore UK G

AQUA-AFRICA

2011 Omaha NE USA G

Arab Association for Human Rights

HRA 1988 Nazareth Israel G

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA Ramallah West Bank Palestine F

Arab Commission for Human Rights

ACHR 1998 Malakoff France E

Arab Cooperative Union

1981 Giza Giza Egypt D

Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trial

ACSFT Cairo Cairo Egypt J

Arab Court of Justice

ACJ 1945 J gp

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA J

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Human Rights Foundation

AHRF Sanaa Sanaa Yemen G f

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D

Arab Organization for Human Rights

AOHR 1983 Cairo Cairo Egypt D

Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists

APHRA 1997 Cairo Cairo Egypt G

Arab Resource Collective

ARC 1988 Beirut Beirut Lebanon G

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

ARC International

2003 Geneva GE Switzerland G

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f

Archives nationales d'Outre mer

ANOM 1966 Aix-en-Provence France G

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F

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