Launched by the United Nations in September 2018 by more than 30 founding media organizations – encompassing more than 100 media and entertainment outlets – the SDG Media Compact seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
IN FOCUS: REDUCING INEQUALITIES
Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (22-25 Jan), our editorial package highlights SDG Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities – with a special focus on fair trade and inclusive economic development.
Growing inequality has major implications. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals, including eradicating poverty and hunger, creating decent jobs for all, and ensuring access to affordable and clean energy, will become increasingly out of reach. Weak economic performance is also linked to insufficient investment in quality education, health services, social protection, programs for marginalized groups and mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
One of the main features of the month is the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019, embargoed until 21 January. The report focuses on the importance of international cooperation and global trade.
Other content in this month’s SDG editorial package includes exclusive interviews with experts, economists and influencers; and impactful stories on the rights and dignity of migrants, people with disabilities and the LGBTI community – key targets to overcome inequality and discrimination everywhere.