Rising inequality and exclusion represent a formidable challenge to fulfilling the goals of the 2030 Agenda and delivering on the motto of Leaving No-One Behind. The Pathfinders’ Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion is a cross-regional alliance of countries, civil society and multilateral partners that are seeking to identify practical and politically viable solutions to meet the targets on equitable and inclusive societies in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pathfinders aims to generate solutions in policy areas such as political participation; spatial inclusion; social protection; technological change and the future of work; fiscal and macroeconomic reform; tackling racial discrimination and highlighting the links between gender equality and generalized equality.
During the 2019 UNGA High-level Week, a group of world leaders came together to respond to the UN Secretary-General’s call for a decade of accelerated action for the Sustainable Development Goals by releasing a statement that affirms their commitment to promote equality and inclusion. Countries represented at this event included Sweden, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, and Uruguay.
Find an event summary and statement, here.
L-R: Timor-Leste Foreign Minister Dionisio da Costa Babo Soares, Uruguayan delegate, Irish Deputy Prime Minister (Tanaiste) Simon Coveney, Namibian President Hage Geingob, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Tunisian delegate.