Reduced inequalities

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Reduce inequality within and among countries

The richest 85 people in the world own as much as the poorest half of humanity. That takes a while to sink in doesn’t it? And the gap between rich and poor is getting wider – 7 out of 10 people live in countries where economic inequality is worse than it was 30 years ago.

Inequality fuels crime, corruption and poverty, so this goal is essential for a better world for all of us. We need to make sure that more overseas aid reaches the poorest people and the poorest countries, so no-one is left behind. We need to make sure that governments and international bodies adopt policies that promote equal opportunities for all.

As children, we have a built-in sense of outrage when faced with things that aren’t fair. Wouldn’t it be amazing if future generations didn’t have to come to terms with how deeply unfair extreme inequality makes the world they live in?

Caren: Making sure that women’s voices are heard.

At just 19, Caren Nelima Odanga founded Sisari Women’s Initiative to support and educate women in rural Kenya. Caren wanted to use her own experience and education to help women to escape poverty and abuse - and get a better, more equal start in life.

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Stand as ONE

World leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. The Goals are a plan to build a world where children don't go to bed hungry, where girls get the same opportunity to thrive as boys, and where people don't die of preventable diseases. It's one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written - but now we need to turn words into action.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela's words represent what it means to be a ONE member and at the birth of these ambitious new goals, we will not rest until they are achieved. Stand with more than 9 million others and in Mandela's honour - pledge to use your voice. We know it has power to change lives and bring about a better world for all of us, as ONE.