Report on the World Social Situation 2016
In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders committed themselves to leaving no one behind in pursuit of the eradication of extreme poverty and protection of the planet. Through concerted efforts galvanized by the MDGs, the world has made progress in reducing poverty, but social exclusion persists in both developed and developing countries. At the same time, some countries have been able to effectively promote inclusion even at low levels of income and development.
The Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) focuses on social inclusion. In particular, it examines patterns of social exclusion, paying particular attention to the links between poverty, changes in the world of work and inclusion—or exclusion. The report also highlights policy options to promote social inclusion through social and macroeconomic policies and institutional transformation of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
UNDESA DSPD organized a special event on The imperative of inclusive development: who is being left behind?” on Monday 3 October at UN Headquarters in New York. The event discussed the main findings from the flagship publication Report on the World Social Situation 2016 and policy measures to leave no one behind, within the context of the 2030 Agenda. Interventions was made by H.E. Ambassador Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania, Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General of DESA, and Mr. Barry Herman, New School for Public Engagement.