ESCWA and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies' Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion are bringing together political leaders, ministers, the private sector, experts and civil society from the Arab region for the Arab Forum for Equality. The Forum aims to generate momentum for progress in the region by launching a multi-year and multi-stakeholder dialogue focused on practical solutions to tackle inequality. The theme of the Forum is “Towards inclusive youth employment in the Arab region”.
The Arab region is the most unequal region worldwide, and the only region where poverty has increased since 2010. In addition to highlighting inequality in the region, Forum participants are discussing policies to reduce inequality worldwide. The Forum concludes with the launch of two important regional initiatives to tackle inequality.