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Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary - General) at the Economic and Social Council: Special Meeting on Inequality
30 Mar 2016 -  Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General at the Economic and Social Council: Special Meeting on Inequality.
Inequality is a social, economic and political challenge and has profound impact on sustainable development. It features prominently in the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, resulting in the creation of a stand-alone goal (SDG-10: Reduce Inequality within and among Countries) and a commitment to leave no one behind by sustainable development progress.
The ECOSOC Special Meeting on Inequality will analyze key drivers of inequality and put forward policy solutions to tackle it.