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Reducing Global Inequality: how do we achieve a fairer world?

Much has been done—but much is left to do

By Lucinda Smyth  
A slum in Jakarta © Wikimedia commons

A slum in Jakarta © Wikimedia commons

On 29th November, the British Academy held a debate at the Royal Society in London on the reduction of global inequality. It specifically concerned the effectiveness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a list of 17 objectives aiming to transform the world for the better by 2030. How do nations claim to be realising the UN’s vision of worldwide opportunity? The host Eliza Anyangwe, founder of The Nzinga Effect, introduced the topic: “Do the…

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