Overcoming inequality is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals. Major progress has been made on poverty reduction, but without a clear baseline regarding the current state of global inequality, policy and action become less effective.

UNU research is building comprehensive databases to inform policymakers and governments of where, why, and to what extent global income inequality exists. The aim is to clarify the social and political dynamics that drive inequality, so that policy and social support systems can respond to chronic and emerging trends.

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Call for Papers: 2022 UNU-WIDER Development Conference

The conference will bring together specialists from around the world to discuss, analyse and understand the latest broad-based research on inequality.

27 Jan 2022


Pascale Allotey Appointed as Women7 Advisor

Empowering Women's Voices: Pascale Allotey Appointed Women7 Advisor. Advancing gender equality through expertise.

13 Jan 2022


Stock Exchange of Thailand, Walk Free and FAST Provide Thai Businesses With Tools To Manage Modern Slavery Risks

The toolkit will help Thai listed companies and businesses manage human rights risks across a range of sectors.

16 Dec 2021


Women’s Struggle for Land in South Asia: Can Legal Reforms Trump Social Norms?

On 9 December, UNU-WIDER will host the 2021 WIDER Annual Lecture: "Women’s Struggle for Land in South Asia: Can Legal Reforms Trump Social Norms?".



Financial Inclusion: A Way to Prevent Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

This side-event to the High-level meeting of the General Assembly appraised the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.



Rights Literacy in Indigenous Migrant Communities: Priorities and New Frontiers in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States

Identifying opportunities and challenges related to indigenous migration and rights literacy.



The Challenge of Economic Inclusion in South Africa

Brian Levy and Alan Hirsch will discuss their recent research on strong institutions and inequality in South Africa.



Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Five Goals to bolster the industry’s response to modern slavery and human trafficking.

19 Oct 2021