In a few weeks, leaders from the 193 member states of the United Nations will gather in New York to ratify the document “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. It is without a doubt an extraordinary achievement and a milestone in the history of the UN that needs to be recognized and celebrated. Nevertheless, it is natural that in such a complex agenda, there are omissions and things that are left out. I worry especially about the lack of attention that was given to the issue of extreme economic inequality both in the preamble and in the declaration. (Read article)
Ricardo Fuentes Nieva is the Executive Director of Oxfam Mexico. Prior to joining Oxfam he worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico and the Inter-American Development Bank.