Issue Brief on “UN Report: Inequality in a Rapidly Changing World”


A recent UN World Social Report 2020 titled, ‘Inequality in a Rapidly Changing World’ sheds light on the various aspects of the “uneven global landscape”.[1] The report reveals that the world is far from the goal of equal opportunity for all and the rising disparities have undermined the path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The world faces immense inequality and the development agenda aimed at achieving a shared future seems a far cry, especially in the developing countries. The Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 envisions a better future for all and “Leave no one behind” has been a very prominent slogan in this regard. Although the world has experienced unprecedented economic achievement, however, the deep divides between countries remain prominent and the less developed lag behind when it comes to achieving the global development goals.

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