Unlike many politicians and business leaders, children as young as seven are quick to recognise that the principle of sharing holds the key to addressing pressing global issues such as poverty and inequality – and that governments should put these concerns at the very top of their agendas.
A new analysis of global inequality reveals that the income gap between people in rich and poor countries is far wider than policymakers are willing to admit, which underscores the need for robust mechanisms to share wealth and power more equitably between nations – not just within them.
Only the ethic and practice of sharing can provide the necessary values-based policy framework for planetary rehabilitation – one that compels us to think in global terms, prioritise the needs of the poorest, and recognise that we only have one planet’s worth of resources that must be fairly shared by all people.
The pursuit of social justice has long been fundamental to the UN’s mandate to promote equitable development and human dignity for all, and the theme for this year’s social justice day is ‘A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies’.
Nach so vielen Jahren der politischen Untätigkeit, kann nur der gute Wille des Volkes ein Ende der Armut, in einer Welt des Überflusses, durch enorme und kontinuierliche Proteste in allen Ländern herbeiführen, schreibt Mohammed Mesbahi.