The new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals apply to developed countries as well as developing countries. In particular, Goal 10 requires action on inequality which is a problem in New Zealand
Goal 10 requires action in the following areas:
– To ensure the income growth of the poorest 40 per cent of the population is sustained at a rate higher than the national average.
– To develop fiscal, wage and social protection policies to achieve greater equality (and, concomitantly, to ensure social, economic and political inclusion, regardless of economic status and other aspects like sex, race and religion)
– To ensure equal opportunity and, crucially.
– To reduce inequalities of outcome which clearly reflects the growing academic and political consensus that equality of opportunity cannot – and will not – be achieved if the playing field starts off so unequal and unfair
We need action here in New Zealand.
Further reading on the goals here.