TitleLeaving no one behind : equality and non-discrimination at the heart of sustainable development : a shared United Nations System framework for action [electronic resource]
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Rising inequalities across the world have become a defining challenge of our time. Unless we take action to reverse this trend, inequalities will further deepen divides, stirring social unrest, undermining social progress and threatening political and economic stability. This could imperil all pillars of the work of the United Nations from development to human rights to peace and security. Development will only be sustainable if it is also more equitable. Joint action is needed now. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda must focus on eliminating discrimination and reducing inequalities if it is to meet its promise to "leave no one behind". I. Introduction -- II. The challenge: rising inequalities as a threat to sustainable development -- III. The United Nations mandate for sustainable and more equitable development -- IV. Conceptual framework: a United Nations approach to inequalities and discrimination -- V. Implementation: The United Nations System Shared Framework for Action -- VI. Next steps for implementing the Shared Framework.