Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries

The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets. Additionally, while income inequality between countries may have been reduced, inequality within countries has risen. There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Overview of some indicators

Labour share of GDP, comprising wages and social protection transfers
Total deaths and disappearances recorded during migration

Bahrain confirms its firm position against all forms of discrimination, including gender discrimination, or discrimination based on race, color, language, political, sectarian, racial, or any other forms of discrimination. The Kingdom also addresses all forms of violence and hatred, making everyone equal under the rule of law.

Respecting human rights is essential for sustainable development, so the Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirms its commitment to respecting and promoting these rights, as stipulated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the National Action Charter, which affirmed the rule of law, the integrity of the judiciary and its independence as a basis for governance and justice in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

When considering equality, the Supreme Council for Women  would be considered firstly. The Supreme Council for Women has been established to support and empower women and promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of practical and social life. The Supreme Council for Women is considered as the key supporter of Bahraini women to stand against the violence and discrimination in the Bahraini society.

Bahrain has an integrated system to combat discrimination and its causes, such as the General Secretariat Ombudsman , the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission, the Special Investigation Unit of the Ministry of Interior, the Independent Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior , the National Institution for Human Rights, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, the Bahrain Institute for Political Development, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the National Commission against Trafficking in Human Beings.

Bahrain has endeavored to consolidate the values ​​and principles of religious tolerance, national unity and peaceful coexistence among all religions and sects and all the segments of the society, through the various media and the various religious platforms, and through the implementation of a number of educational and awareness initiatives and programmes to promote the values ​​of pluralism and the coexistence of cultures and civilisations, in addition to incriminating the incitement to hatred, sectarianism, violence and terrorism of all kinds.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is considered one of the leading countries in guaranteeing the rights of children. It has promulgated the Child Law, which protects all the rights of the children guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the right to education, good healthcare, recreation, family custody and many of the aspects of the life.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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