SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
"Creating a more equal society for all"
In September 2015 the UN General Assembly adopted The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Equal Rights, Access and Opportunities SVG Inc. places specific emphasis on SDG 10.
SDG 10 aims at reducing inequality within and among countries. This SDG calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country. The goal also addresses inequalities among countries, including those related to representation, migration and development assistance.
The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations - the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries, and the Small Island developing States - continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets.
Equal Rights, Access and Opportunities SVG Inc. also places emphasis on SDG 5.
Empowering women and promoting gender equality is essential to accelerate sustainable development. Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but also has a multiplier effect on all other areas of development.
In some regions there are still large inequalities in access to paid employment between men and women and huge gaps in the labor market. The most difficult obstacles to overcome and that still persist are sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid work - both domestic and caring for other people - and discrimination in decision-making in the public sphere.
Guaranteeing universal access to reproductive and sexual health and granting women equal rights in access to economic resources, such as land and property, are fundamental goals to achieve this objective. More women than ever hold public office, but encouraging more women to become leaders in all regions will help strengthen policies and laws aimed at achieving greater gender equality.
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