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From Rhetoric to Action: Delivering Equality & Inclusion
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2021 | 234 p.
Faiza Shaheen et al.
Corporate author: 
Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies; NYU Center on International Cooperation
Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America
Latin America and the Caribbean
© NYU Center on International Cooperation 2021

This flagship report of the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion is about the solutions that will deliver equality and inclusion.

The report constructs a bridge between the rhetoric of “build back better” and action: a bridge between promise and progress. It underlines the need for renewed social contracts between citizens, civil society, the private sector, and governments, as well as between high and low- and middle-income countries. These social contracts must be built to serve future generations, to guard against climate breakdown and pandemics while delivering respect, opportunity, and justice for all.

This report should serve as a practical handbook for policymakers and influencers; as a source of possibility for the public; and, as a call to all political leaders to act.


Resource Type: 
Toolkits and practical guides
Case studies and research papers
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Peace / Culture of peace
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 


Inequality; Inclusion; Sustainable development goals; SDGs