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  • [New] Policies to reduce inequality will broadly improve opportunities, including for African Americans, but they will not by themselves blunt the severe and systemic racism that is evident in the distinctive trajectory of mixed individuals with black ancestry. / Social Science Space
  • [New] The G7 commits to two new global SDG4 milestone girls' education targets: 40 million more girls in education by 2026 in low and lower-middle income countries; and 20 million more girls reading by age 10 or the end of primary school by 2026, in low and lower-middle income countries. / G7 UK Presidency 2021
  • [New] COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying inequalities, leading to one of the worst education crises in history for children around the world, but especially for the most marginalised and at risk girls. / G7 UK Presidency 2021
  • [New] Espana 2050 asserts that reducing inequality in Spain to the levels of the most advanced countries in Europe, and cutting the poverty rate in half, is fully feasible by 2050. / Medium
  • [New] There is the tendency that vaccine passports, if not backed with vaccine harmonization, will produce a novel 'mobility apartheid' with movements circulating more within states and regions rather on a global level. / The Republic
  • [New] The loss of the last year and a half of education could seriously exacerbate global inequality. / Foreign Affairs
  • A federal wealth tax on the richest 0.1% of Americans is a viable approach for Congress to raise revenue and is one of the few approaches that could truly address rising inequality. / ITEP
  • A wealth tax is under discussion in the United Kingdom - a country known for its generous treatment of large fortunes and where the health crisis threatens to accentuate inequalities. / bitstream
  • Without proper plans, Britain risked failing to address the slowest productivity growth for over 120 years in the past decade and higher inequality than any country in the European Union except Bulgaria. / www.euractiv.com
  • The European Parliament has just adopted a Resolution on Accelerating progress and tackling inequalities towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 in response to the Global AIDS Strategy. / The Parliament Magazine
  • Three major themes are emerging in political and credit risk in 2021: country economic risks are growing, economic and social inequality is widening, and resource nationalism is on the rise. / Marsh
  • The UK should grasp the opportunity offered by the Biden administration in the US, which wants to prevent a generation of young people continuing in insecure jobs that increase gender and racial inequality. / The Guardian
  • Young people demonstrate strong motivation for addressing global challenges such as climate change, rising inequality, shrinking space for civil society and threats to democratic institutions. / OECD
  • Closing racial gaps in wages, education, housing, and investment could contribute $5 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product over the next five years. / Barrons
  • Delays in starting vaccination rollouts in developing countries are deepening global inequality and leaving hundreds of millions of elderly and vulnerable people at risk. / World Bank Blogs
  • Data capabilities and new technologies increasingly exacerbate social inequality and impact geopolitics, global competition, and global opportunities for collaboration. / Atlantic Council
  • In addition to macrofinancial factors, the IMF cited in the paper significant uncertainties and risks linked to digital technologies, including cryptocurrencies; climate change; inequality; demographics; and a more multipolar landscape. / chinadailyhk
  • The world faces a profound equity problem: acute social and economic inequalities between and within countries are worsening alongside vastly different levels of vulnerability to environmental risks and degradation. / Green Growth Knowledge Platform
  • By quite some way the biggest threat to democracy, according to the world's population, is economic inequality and the power and influence of the super wealthy. / MintPress News
  • Biden's $4 trillion plans to address historic U.S. inequality, climate chance and provide four more years of free public education would be completely paid for in 15 years, with tax increases starting to chip away at deficits after 2030. / Reuters
  • The IMF plans to better account for risks related to climate change, inequality and demographics in its economic assessments. / U.S.
  • As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines is set to further entrench global inequality and threaten millions more lives. / Megaphone

Last updated: 20 June 2021


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