UN sustainable development goal no 10 for night hike

By Astri Kamsvåg

12 November 2019 13:55

UN sustainable development goal no 10 for night hike

NHH has chosen the UN's Sustainability Goal number 10 - "Reduce inequality within and among countries" for the night hike on Saturday 16 November. Would you like to participate, either at NHH's stand or to do the hike? NHH encourages all employees to join.

UN sustainability goals
UN sustainability goals

Our stand will be below the Skansen fire station. Oda Ringstad at the Section for International Relations is in charge of the stand together with representatives from the Church City Mission.

NHH's t-shirt
NHH's t-shirt

Would you like to represent NHH at the stand with Oda? Contact her and attend the information meeting at Vågsalmenningen at 5 pm.

The walk starts at 6 pm at Fløyen lower station, goes up towards Skansen, and ends with a free concert at Vågsallmenningen.

Goal no 10
Goal no 10

T-SHIRT WITH the Un'S GOALS

As you might have noticed, the symbol for UN's goals for sustainable development is included on the front of our new NHH t-shirts with the mission statement. Feel free to put on your t-shirt over warm clothing during the night hike.

It is Fana Sparebank and Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry that organise the night hike together with Bergen municipality, NHH and 40 other partners.

UN sustainability goal no 10

"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 persists and large disparities remain regarding access to health and education services and other assets.

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. Fortunately, income inequality has been reduced both between and within countries. At the current time, the per capita income of 60 out of 94 countries with data has risen more rapidly than the national average. There has been some progress regarding creating favorable access conditions for exports from least developing countries as well.

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. There needs to be an increase in duty-free treatment and continuation of favoring exports from developing countries, in addition to increasing the share of developing countries’ vote within the IMF. Finally, innovations in technology can help reduce the cost of transferring money for migrant workers."

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