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Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities


SDG 10 focuses on reducing inequality within and among countries. It aims to address social, economic, and political disparities, emphasizing inclusivity. The goal promotes policies that empower and uplift marginalized groups, striving for equal opportunities, rights, and representation to create a more just and equitable global society.

Goals under the SDG are:

  • Achieve sustained income growth for the bottom 40% of the population.
  • Promote social, economic, and political inclusion for all individuals, regardless of various factors.
  • Ensure equal opportunities and reduce outcome inequalities by eliminating discriminatory practices.
  • Implement policies, especially fiscal and social protection measures, for greater equality.
  • Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets to foster equality.
  • Enhance representation for developing countries in global economic institutions.
  • Facilitate safe and responsible migration through well-managed policies.
  • Apply special treatment for developing countries in accordance with WTO agreements.
  • Encourage financial support, including foreign direct investment, for countries in greatest need.
  • Reduce transaction costs of migrant remittances to less than 3% by 2030 and eliminate excessive remittance corridors.

Major Activities conducted/ policies implemented by UPES:

  • Project Payal: Focused on promoting education for the 'girl child,' this project by UPES underscores the importance of equal opportunities and rights, aligning with the conviction that educating a woman positively impacts families.
  • Integrated Wastewater Reclamation Plant: The pilot-scale project using microalgae to treat sewage water not only addresses environmental concerns but also contributes to sustainable practices, emphasizing equal access to clean water.
  • Skills Development Program: Targeting support staff, UPES aims to uplift through education, addressing the primary needs of computer literacy and English communication skills, thereby creating more inclusive opportunities for growth.
  • Project Educo: Utilizing AR and VR, UPES uplifts the subject of History & Civics for class 10th, making education more engaging and accessible for all students, irrespective of learning preferences.
  • UPES marked a significant achievement with 'Sahayak Hackathon 1.0,' India's first entirely virtual hackathon for the disabled. Organized by UPES's School of Computer Science, in collaboration with ACM & ACM-W, the event addressed challenges faced by individuals with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. With 816 participants from 110 institutions nationwide, it showcased innovative solutions and featured esteemed speakers. Winners included 'Team Sparflakes,' 'Team Grumm,' and 'Team Braille.' The event aimed to support the 'DIVYANGJAN' scheme, aligning with national policies and involving partners like IBM and the United Nations Technology Innovations Labs.
  • Dr. Neelu Ahuja, Head of the Computing Research Institute at UPES, participated in a workshop by Cradle and WHO Regional Office in New Delhi. Focused on her IT project aiding individuals with learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, Dr. Ahuja advocated academic engagement, especially from students, and emphasized supporting youth incubation for enhanced contributions to assistive technology for disabled and elderly individuals.
  • UPES’s collaboration with Indian Development Foundation for contributing in the education of handicapped, poor and marginalised children in rural areas, tribal villages and urban slums. They also focus on women empowerment, programmes of providing adult education and vocational training to women under Sarva Sakhi Swabhiman project.