Global goals on fighting poverty, inequality 'in peril': UN

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At the current rate, 575 million people will still be living in such conditions in 2030. Read more at

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The pandemic, which highlighted the fragility of many advances, has had a “devastating” impact on education.

In terms of gender equality, the report highlights “too slow” progress, noting that at the current rate, it would take 286 years to close the gap in legal protection and to abolish discriminatory laws, and 300 years to end child marriage. “We cannot persist with a morally bankrupt financial system and expect developing countries to meet targets that developed countries met with far fewer constraints,” the report adds.

This would seek a strong new political commitment from member states, as well as support for Guterres’s proposal for a stimulus package of an additional $500 billion per year by 2030 to finance sustainable development.Infant mortality, for example, fell by 12 percent between 2015 and 2021, and by 2030, almost 150 countries are expected to meet their targets in this area.

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