SDG 10 : REDUCING INEQUALITY
GOAL : Reduce inequality within and among countries
Financial and social discrimination is widely seen, as the world’s wealth is in the possession of a select few. However the ability to be self-sufficient, without bias in regards to gender, race, religion and/or social or economic status, is necessary to ensure a sustainable and prosperous world, in addition to aiding in development and increasing population well-being.
Prior to the global health crisis, progress was made in regards to reducing inequalities around the world through the elimination of discriminatory law and practices, as well as the promotion of action in this regard.
Nevertheless, the pandemic uncovered the structural and societal prejudices remain active and consistently manifest in various forms. Covid-19 exacerbated existing inequalities, and hence the most vulnerable groups of people were disproportionately affected, including migrants, refugees, women and persons with disabilities.
To ensure that equality and prosperity is available and inequalities are reduced everywhere by 2030, the ten target goals are as follows :
Reduce income inequalities
Promote universal social, economic and political inclusion
Ensure equal opportunities and end discrimination
Adopt fiscal and social policies that promote equality
Improved regulation of global financial markets and institutions
Enhanced representation for developing countries in financial institutions
Responsible and well-managed migration policies
Special and differential treatment for developing countries
Encourage development assistance and investment in least developed countries
Reduce transaction costs for migrant remittances