Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries.

Income inequality is on the rise. Presently, the richest 10 percent receive 40 percent of all global income, while the poorest 10 percent earn between 2 to 7 percent of this figure. When taking population growth into account, inequality has increased by 11 percent in the developing world.

Such alarming figures are unevenly distributed, with global income inequality increasing disproportionately in certain regions. Indeed, the lowest income inequality increases have occurred in Europe, while the highest were in the Middle East.

These issues of income inequality require global solutions and action. Proposed solutions include improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance and direct foreign investment where there is the greatest need and facilitating safe migration and mobility pathways for all.

Such widening disparities require solutions that not only empower low income earners, but also promote the economic inclusion of all people regardless of sex, race or ethnicity.

Facts and figures

22%In 2016, 22 percent of global income was received by the top 1 percent compared with 10 percent of income for the bottom 50 percent.
16%In 1980, the top one percent had 16 percent of global income. The bottom 50 percent had 8 percent of income.
33%Economic inequality is largely driven by the unequal ownership of capital. Since 1980, very large transfers of public to private wealth occurred in nearly all countries. The global wealth share of the top 1 percent was 33 percent in 2016.
39%Under "business as usual", the top 1 percent global wealth will reach 39 percent by 2050.
2xWomen spend, on average, twice as much time on unpaid housework as men.
60%Women have as much access to financial services as men in just 60 percent of the countries assessed and to land ownership in just 42 percent of the countries assessed.

Source: UN

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