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Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York, 29 and 30 September 2016)  Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience;  UN System Leadership Model in the Post-2015 Era; Cross-Pillar Linkages and the 2030 Agenda; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants;  and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development - A Shared UN Framework for Action

Rising inequalities across the world have become a defining challenge of our time. Gross inequalities both within and among countries are putting sustainable development at risk, stirring social unrest, undermining social progress, threatening economic and political stability, and undercutting human rights. As such, they threaten all pillars of the UN System’s work, from development to human rights to peace and security.