Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Shattering Stereotypes – Jillian Mercado, Model and Disability Rights Advocate

Jillian Mercado always dreamed of working in the fashion world. But as a young girl using a wheelchair, she found that she didn’t relate to the models in the fashion magazines she was reading. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in her early teens, she realised that equal representation was severely lacking in a world where very few people with disabilities have risen.

2019-01-14T12:34:56-04:0011 Jan 2019|Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal of the Month|

Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond

2018-04-22T11:46:33-04:0026 Jan 2018|Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, News|

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.

Ahead of Father’s Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning

A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new study released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN report shows

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly $5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new report released today by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed.