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

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

Association internationale des sociologues de langue française

AISLF 1958 Fribourg Switzerland C v

Association Internationale pour l'égalité des femmes

AIEF Pontoise France J

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 Americans Resident Overseas

AARO 1973 Paris France G

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Caribbean States

ACS 1994 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D gy

Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe

ACLEU 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands D

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 VIC Australia N

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

ABINIA 1989 Caracas Venezuela D g

Association of International Wealth Management

AIWM 2007 Bülach Switzerland C

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

Association of Paroling Authorities International

APAI 1960 Huntsville TX USA G

Association of Private Organizations for Development Service

1967 Bonn Germany G y

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Thailand D

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

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

1985 Caracas Venezuela E y

Association of World Citizens

AWC 1975 Novato CA USA F

Association Points-Coeur

1990 Geneva Switzerland C

Association pour la promotion de l'éducation et de la formation à l'étranger

APEFE 1976 Brussels Belgium G

Association pour la promotion des droits de l'homme en Afrique centrale

APDHAC 1997 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G t

Association Rencontre CEFIR

1975 Dunkerque France G

Associazione Botteghe del Mondo

1979 Sementina Switzerland G

Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari Cooperazione Sviluppo Terzo Mondo

ACAV 1985 Trento Italy G

Associazione delle organizzazioni italiane di cooperazione e solidarietà internazionale

AOI 2013 Rome Italy G

Associazione di Cooperazione Cristiana Internazionale

ACCRI 1987 Trieste Italy G

Associazione Internazionale della Pace e Diritti Umani

AIDP Rome Italy N

Associazione Mondo Giusto

AMG 1972 Lecco Italy G

Associazione New Humanity

Milan Italy N

Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia

ASIA-Onlus 1988 Rome Italy G

Associazione Solidarietà Paesi Emergenti

ASPEm 1979 Cantù Italy G

Associazione Volontari Iniziative di Sviluppo Economico e Sociale

VISES 1987 Rome Italy G

Ateista Tutmonda Esperanto-Organizo

ATEO 1987 E

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Atlantic Philanthropies

1990 New York NY USA G f

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

Atria - Institute for Gender Equality and Women's History

1983 Amsterdam Netherlands G j

Australasian Human Development Association

AHDA 1994 Brisbane QLD Australia G

Australasian Performing Right Association

1926 St Leonards NSW Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

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