Too much of the world’s wealth is held by a very small group of people.This often leads to financial and social discrimination. In order for nations to flourish, equality and prosperity must be available to everyone – regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or economic status. When every individual is self sufficient, the entire world prospers.
Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these ten targets to create action to reduce inequalities.
REDUCE INCOME INEQUALITIES
By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.
ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND END DISCRIMINATION
Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.
IMPROVE REGULATION OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations.
RESPONSIBLE AND WELL-MANAGED MIGRATION POLICIES
Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.
ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND INVESTMENT IN LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes.
PROMOTE UNIVERSAL SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INCLUSION
By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
ADOPT FISCAL AND SOCIAL POLICIES THAT PROMOTES EQUALITY
Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.
ENSURE REPRESENTATION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions.
SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization agreements.
REDUCE TRANSACTION COSTS FOR MIGRANT REMITTANCES
By 2030, reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent.