Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries dern verringern

Inequalities based on gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion occur worldwide, and they can lead to conflicts in society. Up to 1 per cent of the wealthiest people own up to 40 % of global assets, whereas the poor half controls just 1 per cent. In many countries, discrimination among people occurs frequently, and often the chances of economic and social participation are unequal, thus slowing down sustainable development. Developing countries, in particular, are exposed to many international processes without being able to implement their strategies.

Equal opportunities for men and women as well as fair distribution of assets are essential for peace and cohesion within societies. Reducing poverty and inequality is of top priority as many problems, and challenges such as climate change and migration affect people globally.  To achieve this, countries should be better represented and supported in decision-making processes at international levels. Migration especially should not lead to inequities and should be better organised and safe. States must abolish discriminatory laws and protect disadvantaged people, for example, through providing social security and a fair tax system.