As we enter the second year of this United Nations’ Decade of Action, the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reminds us that we need to ‘turbo-charge’ our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. More importantly, we need to deliver the goals as One United Nations and strive to pass the finishing line with no one and no place left behind.
Inequality in our cities and communities manifest itself in slums and homelessness. Whether we live in the rich or developing world, we are all subject to the same global economic system that leaves entire communities behind. If we do not bridge the gap between rural and urban areas; if we cannot build bridges to connect north and south; if we allow history to prevent us to achieve justice for all; then the future will be hostage to the past.