Who is being left behind? Closing the horizontal inequality gap

Frontiers in Multidimensional Measurement series with Oxford and UNDP


Part of the historic and ambitious nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is its pledge to leave no one behind, including a specific goal to reduce inequality between and within countries. This move beyond national averages to look at the unequal distribution of resources, opportunities, and voice within countries includes the target to empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

This presentation will provide an overview of how the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has operationalized the pledge to “leave no one behind”, with a specific focus on trends in inequality by race and ethnicity.