Building Inclusive Societies

Fulfilling human rights for all

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The challenges of promoting social inclusion

The commitment to “leave no one behind” is the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda and a crosscutting theme of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inclusion and reduction of inequalities form the core of six SDGs:

Despite the widespread agreement on the importance of social inclusion as a principle, its practical application to resolve real-world problems raises complex questions:

  • Where do we look for evidence on “what works” when it comes to fighting inequalities and promoting social inclusion?
  • How do we achieve, maintain, and measure social inclusion in different areas of social and economic life?

Building peaceful and inclusive societies depends on public policies derived from rational, rigorous and rights-based decision-making. UNESCO Jakarta Office supports countries with a range of innovative, multi-stakeholder, human rights-based interventions.

Pursuing solutions: translating social inclusion into practice

For more information of this topic, please check UNESCO’s indicative review of work on social inclusion, or directly contact the SHS Unit at UNESCO Jakarta Office (Mr. Irakli Khodeli: i.khodeli(at)

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