SDG 10: REDUCE INEQUALITY WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES

Sustainable Development Goal10(SDG10) is about to reducing inequality of income and opportunity between and within countries: reducing poverty in the most disadvantaged areas of the planet, promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all people, especially vulnerable groups.

Goal 10 calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country. The Goal also addresses inequalities among countries, including those related to representation, migration and development assistance.

Reducing social inequality and ensuring social integration is key to achieving stability and harmony in society and is part of UAE’s pledge on ‘leaving no one behind’. Inclusion of vulnerable categories like People of Determination, Senior Citizens, Widows, Divorcees and Families in Distress are at the heart of UAE’s Social Policies and Strategies. The UAE gives an importance to people with special needs, known as ‘the people of determination’. The Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) provides them with special services to ensure they receive equal education opportunities, and vocational training.

The Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has a strong commitment to supporting these sustainable goals, so the university has compiled information and built a series of Sustainability reports containing the university's efforts with respect to each of the 17 different goals.

CUD applies Labour rights to ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard. Besides, it adopts policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.