Reduced inequalities

Goal: 
10

It is well documented that income inequality is on the rise, with the richest 10 percent earning up to 40 percent of total global income. The poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 percent and 7 percent of total global income. In developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent if we take into account the growth of population.

These widening disparities require the adoption of sound policies to empower the bottom percentile of income earners, and promote economic inclusion of all regardless of sex, race or ethnicity.

Income inequality is a global problem that requires global solutions. This involves improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance and foreign direct investment to regions where the need is greatest. Facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people is also key to bridging the widening divide. 

Goals in Action

TIRANE, 30 October 2017: Six “women silent heroes” were awarded with special recognition during the celebrations of United Nations Day in Albania. The event dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women was organized by UN in...

Tirana, 25 October 2017 – Among activities to mark World Food Day, dedicated this year to Food and Migration, a meeting on "The Role of Returned Migrants Returned to the Achievement of Sustainable and Long-Term...

Tirana 24 October 2017. To celebrate United Nations Day, twenty-five public and private universities and faculties in Albania signed an agreement committing to play an active role to advance Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The...

9 June 2017 – The National Institute of Statistics in Albania (INSTAT) published the largest range of gender statistics to date in Albania. Named Men and...

Brian Williams, UN Resident Coordinator, Albania OP-ED

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