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Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality

Written by Faiza Shaheen, senior researcher on economic inequality for the New Economics Foundation on the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog.  “This month we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force our governments to face up to an uncomfortable reality – that promises ofsustainable development are hollow without bold action on economic inequality. The UN’s mammoth consultation on the objectives that will … Continue reading

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Written by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International in the Huffington Post.  “Two major injustices — inequality and climate change — are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they … Continue reading

Latin America’s agenda post-2015: reduce inequality

This post has been written by Andrea Ordóñez, Southern Voice’s Research Coordinador. She is based in Ecuador and discusses what Latin America might bring to the post-2015 debate. I am writing this blog from Lima, the capital of Perú, and one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America. But, as with many other cities … Continue reading

Aid must change in order to tackle inequality: the OECD responds to Angus Deaton

Written by Jon Lomøy, Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate on Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power blog. “Official development assistance – or aid – is under fire. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton argues that, “far from being a prescription for eliminating poverty, the aid illusion is actually an obstacle to improving the lives of the poor.” … Continue reading

Only an economic revolution can defuse the global inequality timebomb

Written by Nicholas Lusiani, senior researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Rights and Helen Dennis, senior adviser on poverty and inequality at Christian Aid in the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog.  “Focus on global inequality has gone mainstream. From papal proclamations to warnings of impending doom by the economist Thomas Piketty, social injustice is making headlines. Yet the … Continue reading

Why the poorest and most marginalised must be made an OWG priority

Written by Clare Gorman, Communications Consultant at Participate on the Participate 2015 site.  “As the OWG continues to formulate the final post-2015 framework, Participate reiterates the call to members to ‘leave no-one behind’. Tackling extreme poverty and marginalisation alongside rising and intersecting inequalities, must be a priority for both governments and the international community. Targets that fail to … Continue reading

Consensus On Inequality: So What’s the Plan?

Written by Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America in the Huffington Post blog. “If we continue down the same path of austerity, tax policies, and investment opportunities written by and for the wealthy, we will continue to undermine the best efforts of people trying to work their way out of poverty. World leaders gathered … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: 7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration – The outcome declaration from the Recent World Urban Forum conference in Medellin, Colombia as presented by UN Habitat. Exploring the Gender Dimension of Climate Finance Mechanisms – New briefing by the … Continue reading

Post-2015: the power of voice, inclusion and participation

Written by Shannon O’Shea on the UNICEF blog. “Nearly anywhere you turn on the news lately, you will see headlines about inequality. However, perhaps inevitably, these issues are oversimplified in the headlines. The rich vs. poor, the 99% vs. the 1%, Wall Street vs. Main Street, etc. etc. If it was only about money—the ability … Continue reading

World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

 Written by Manish Bapna and Dario Hidalgo on the World Resources Institute blog.  “In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent, gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was a significant underlying factor. Many cities … Continue reading

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