While we continue to strive for social justice globally, we must protect the voices and rights of developing nations and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all.

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Reduced Inequalities

Level the Playing Field


“There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.”

– United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It's time to face them.

These Are The Facts

Tackling Income Inequality

Income inequality cannot be effectively tackled unless the underlying inequality of opportunities is addressed.

11% increase in income inequality

On average, and taking into account population size, income inequality increased by 11 percent in developing countries between 1990 and 2010.

75% of the population

A significant majority of households in developing countries, more than 75 percent of the population, are living today in societies where income is more unequally distributed than it was in the 1990s.

3x more likely to die

Evidence from developing countries shows that children in the poorest 20 percent of the populations are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest countries.



By 2030

This Sustainable Development Goal strives to progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40% of the population at a rate higher than the national average. It also endeavors to 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 and eliminate discriminatory laws, policies and practices by promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing.

Here's How To Help

01. Support Organizations Working to Eliminate Inequality

On an individual level, reducing inequalities between countries can be very difficult. The easiest way to make an impact is to support an organization or group of organizations already working on this issue. You can help by donating your money, time, or simply spreading the word!



There are many ways to get involved to help reduce inequality. By committing to do your part, you take the first step in making a world of difference.

We're in this together.


United Nations Children's Fund

Photography Credits by Order on Page:

Poverty: Children in Developing Countries – UN Photo by Kibae Park

Child in Bangladesh Slum – UN Photo by Kibae Park

International Year of Shelter for the Homeless (IYSH) – UN Photo by Claudio Edinger