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On the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we put the focus on Goal 10 Reducing inequality [editar]

If the causes of inequalities are not addressed, the objectives of the 2030 agenda will not be achieved.

25/09/2018
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On the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we put the focus on Goal 10 Reducing inequality

Reduce inequality, end poverty, ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, achieve gender equality, promote decent work for all... are some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

On the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Fundación Secretariado Gitano, together with the other members of the Future in Common platform, calls on the Spanish Government to meet the commitments made in the Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, approved in June 2018.

Today three years ago, the 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the historic new agenda, entitled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. All countries committed themselves to eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all people.

One fifth of the time the States gave themselves to achieve these goals has gone by and from the Future in Common platform we ask the Spanish Government to walk the talk and implement the Action Plan presented to the United Nations.

The challenge is to achieve a sustainable development that puts people and the environment at the center. The organizations member of the Future in Common Platform put forward a series of policy recommendations included in the Civil Society Report "Agenda 2030: A transformative Agenda for people and the planet" that was released on July 12. 

From the FSG we want to make sure that the inequalities and discrimination that affects the Roma community are also part of that Sustainable Development Agenda, that's why we have participated in the preparation of the Civil Society Report.  A report presents inequality, poverty and exclusion from a multidimensional perspective, taking into account in a specific way the situation of Roma, and addressing areas such as employment, education or housing.

Among its key policy recommendations some specifically concern the Roma community; the eradication of slums, the elimination of school segregation and the need for specific responses adapted to the needs of each student to guarantee the right to the quality education for all, and reduce the levels of school failure and dropout in the framework of a system that guarantees educational equity.

The report also addresses the discriminatory treatment suffered by people because of their ethnic origin or race.  Among the personal testimonies included in this Report is that of Teresa Salazar, a 19-year-old Roma girl who talks about the social barriers, rejection and discrimination that she has encountered in her journey through the education system. Therefore, one of the policy measures proposed by this report is the approval of an Integral Law on Equal Treatment and Fight against all forms of Discrimination.

On this 3rd anniversary, we put the focus on SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, and how the rest of the SDGs interrelate with it: if the causes of inequalities are not addressed, the objectives of the agenda will not be achieved.

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