Global Inequality-Translating your business practises into action that drives progress towards the UN SDGs.


27 May 2021

“In order to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality, broad ownership of the SDGs must translate into a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals.”

 Can Dutch and Irish firms help reduce global inequality?

What role does language play in UN SDG 10 – Reduce Inequality within and among countries?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 SDGs was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September 2015. A lot has happened in the last 6 years.  In this one-hour event, organised by the Ireland Netherlands Business Association (INBA) and the Embassy of Ireland in the Netherlands, we will continue to examine business practises in 2021, through the prism of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The last 14 months have been a disaster for UN SDG 10 – with clear evidence of dramatically increased inequality among the more vulnerable groups in society. For companies in Western Europe it is important to remember that these global goals and the term “Inequality” can also cover a multitude of sins at home.  Progress made over the last decades has been hard won, in Ireland and the Netherlands, but can be lost in a fraction of that time if complacency is allowed to creep in. Change requires collective movement. This webinar will look at the role (Dutch and Irish) companies can play in Reducing Inequality on a global level, at a time when action has never been more important.

The event will focus on the work being done by 2 NGO’s  Concern Worldwide and Translators without Borders

We will hear from Amy Rose McGovern from Concern Worldwide, and Aimee Ansari from Translators without Borders on

  • how the global pandemic has affected the most vulnerable in the world
  • the work that they are doing with their organisations
  • how the business community supports their work
  • the challenges they face in affecting change
  • the role small and medium sized business are playing

H.E. Kevin Kelly, Ambassador of Ireland to the Netherlands, will provide introductory remarks. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Hickson, Ludejo BV – member of the Ireland-Netherlands Business Association.

Zoom link to register.

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