Inequality in a Rapidly Changing World

World Social Report 2020- United Nations

We live in an unequal global landscape that is harsh and confronting. Inequalities and job insecurities have only risen due to recent economic woes which have led to many mass protests.

The inequality challenge is global, and intimately connected to other pressing issues of our times: not only rapid technological change but also the climate crisis, urbanization and migration. In many places, the growing tide of inequality could further swell under the force of these megatrends.

According to this report, the future course of these complex challenges is not irreversible. Technological change, migration, urbanization and even the climate crisis can be harnessed for a more equitable and sustainable world, or they can be left to further divide us.