Inequality within and among countries is a persistent cause for concern. Reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s an old story: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. The divide has never been starker.
Inequalities are also deepening for vulnerable populations in countries with weaker health systems and those facing existing humanitarian crises. Refugees and migrants, as well as indigenous peoples, older persons, people with disabilities and children are particularly at risk of being left behind. And hate speech targeting vulnerable groups is rising.
We can and must adopt policies that create opportunity for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Income inequality is a global problem that requires global solutions. That means improving the regulation of financial markets and institutions, sending development aid where it is most needed and helping people migrate safely so they can pursue opportunities.
Despite some positive signs toward reducing inequality in some dimensions, such as reducing relative income inequality in some countries and preferential trade status benefiting lower-income countries, inequality still persists.
Together, we can now change the direction of the old story of inequality.
Global Goal 10 has been a center point for human development for hundreds of years. So what does this mean? It means standing up for equal human rights for people of all races, genders, and socioeconomic status. And it means not discriminating between classes of people no matter who they are or where they come from.
Goal 10 is incredibly essential to creating world without extreme poverty. The reason people are trapped in cycles of poverty is because of extreme inequalities that persist in society today. By taking action to reduce these inequalities we can create a world where people have equal access to all the benefits of life.
Education is the best tool for reducing inequalities. Education raises incomes, decreases gender inequality, boosts the economy, makes farming more efficient, and reduces poverty overall according to the Global Partnership for Education.
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