Over the past few centuries, there have been groundbreaking developments and innovations in the history of mankind. While one part of the world was developing and growing, the other part was left behind, underdeveloped, and with no light for innovation. Inequality has had a long history in this world. Even today, most of us face it daily. The practice of being unjust and inequality has been deep-rooted in the society in particular and, world in general.
What is SDG 10?
To bring an end to this inequality, the United Nations set up goal no. 10. The goal number 10 deals with working towards and eradicating inequality within and among countries. This goal is connected to several other SDGs such as peaceful and inclusive societies (SDG 16), gender equality (SDG 5), poverty (SDG 1), zero hunger (SDG 2), good health and wellbeing (SDG 3), clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11).
Targets of SDG 10
The goal aims to reduce income inequalities among workers all over the world. Improving income outcomes of people could improve their standard of living, hence eradicating poverty. Getting rid of poverty could mean zero hunger and improved economic conditions of society and countries.
SDG 10 promotes universal, social, and political inclusion, irrespective of age, sex, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion, origin etc. This target encourages gender equality and human rights law. The goal also aims to end discrimination and provide equal opportunities for all.
Goal 10 aims to improve the economic and financial policies and status of countries. This way, underdeveloped and developing countries have a path for their representation. It also aims to advance fiscal conditions by encouraging development assistance and the chance to invest in developing and underdeveloped nations.
What can we do?
We are transitioning rapidly in terms of the workforce, ethical and increased wages could help millions of families overcome the struggle and suffering of poverty. Societies should be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to all.
Inclusion of everyone in politics and policymaking would help people find and represent their voices. Countries and states should take up initiatives to help one another socially to restore peace among and within nations. Interested and abled individuals should not be denied representation or a seat at the table where policies are designed.
The recent pandemic has made inequality worse. Pandemic has hit the most vulnerable people in the world. Recovery from it would take more time than anticipated. Slowly, but steadily we can achieve the target and match the indicators for success.