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

ASCEND

1982 Holladay UT USA N

ASEAN Free Trade Area

AFTA 1992 Jakarta Indonesia F g

Ashinaga

1993 Tokyo Japan G

Asia and Oceania Association of the ICMIF

AOA 1984 Tokyo Japan K

Asia Competition Association

ACA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Competitiveness Institute

ACI Singapore Singapore N j

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

AIPP 1988 Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Thailand F

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society

APATAS J

Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

APATAP 2013 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

APRRN 2008 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition

APSOC 2005 Davao DAS Philippines E y

Asia Pacific Solidarity Network

APSN Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Link

APWSL Colombo Sri Lanka F

Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association

ASTSA 2006 D

Asia Working Dog Support Association

AWDSA 1999 G

Asia-Europe Foundation

ASEF 1997 Singapore Singapore F fg

Asia-Europe People's Forum

AEPF 1996 Amsterdam Netherlands F cy

Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

APN+ 1994 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network

APSTSN 2008 F

AsiaLink

Preston UK G

Asian Bird Fair Network

ABF 2010 New Taipei City Taiwan F

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples

ACPP 1979 Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Competition Forum

ACF 2005 Melbourne VIC Australia J

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F y

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore G

Asian Migrants Coordinating Body

AMCB 1996 Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational and Environmental Victims

ANROEV 1997 Kathmandu Nepal D y

Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions

ANNI 2006 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia

AsiaDHRRA 1994 Quezon City Philippines E

Asian People's Disability Alliance

APDA 1988 Wembley UK G

Asian People's Exchange

APEX 1987 Chiba Chiba Japan N

Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Hokkaido Japan D

Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine

ARCCNM 2001 E

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Nasushiobara Tochigi Japan E j

Asian Solidarity Economy Coalition

ASEC 2011 Quezon City Philippines D y

Asian Sponsorship Association

ASA 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Women in Cooperative Development Forum

AWCF 1990 Quezon City Philippines F

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Hyderabad Telangana India E

Asian-Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy

APLFD 1954 F

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi Jiangsu China E

Asociación Andaluza por la Solidaridad y la Paz

ASPA Córdoba Cordoba Spain G

Asociación Entrepueblos

1988 Barcelona Barcelona Spain G

Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Asturias Spain G

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Madrid Spain D

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