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

Peaceful Coexistence 

The King Hamad Global Center for Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence is a key example of how Bahrain works towards eliminating forms of discrimination. The Center, through the doctrine of the Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration, supports the various religious freedoms that are guaranteed to citizens and residents.

Youth Empowerment 

The Kingdom empowers youth through programs, for example, the Ministry of Youth Affairs’ 11th edition of Youth City 2030, held in collaboration with the Tamkeen, offered 2,400 training opportunities aimed to prepare the youth for the labour market and assist them in unlocking their talent potential. The Ministry also launched the Bahrain Women’s Leadership Program which targets women aged between 15 and 18. The program is composed of a series of workshops led by experts in leadership principles aiming to develop that skill set in young ladies. Bahrain has promulgated the Child Law, which protects all the rights of the children guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the rights to education, good healthcare, recreation, family custody and many aspects of life.

Support for People with Disabilities 

The Ministry of Social Development developed the National Strategy for People with Disabilities (2023-2027), which was endorsed by Cabinet. The strategy will focus on developing the relevant legislative frameworks, promoting a collaborative approach to monitor the rights of people with disabilities, ensuring access to adequate health, education, and other services, promoting buildings accessibility, and increasing access to the labour market. Ongoing support available to people with disabilities includes the integration of disability data into the identity card, providing access to discounts and additional services.

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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