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[NEWS] Hong Kong Is Diverse, But Far From Inclusive; Here’s How We Can Change That


奴隸制或殖民主義是社會排斥過分惡劣形式的歷史事例,但年輕人無法獲得經濟適用住房,移民不穩定的工作條件,無家可歸,性別歧視,仇外心理,氣候或衝突引起的流離失所,這些都是今日蔓延的各種社會排斥現象。沒有得到解決,社會排斥使社會付出代價 – 犯罪,不穩定,預期壽命縮短,福利減少,代際流動性不足,稅收收入和GDP下降等等。因此投資於社會融合非常重要。

Resolve stands for Rights, Equality, Solidarity, Organization, Leadership, Voice and Empowerment. The concept emerged in the 1990s and gained traction in the discussions around the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global blueprint that all UN member states signed up to for saving people and the planet through 17 Goals to meet by 2030. Social inclusion is interwoven into many of these goals, particularly on ending poverty for people everywhere for all people (1); making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (11); and promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development (16).

Slavery or colonialism are historical examples of egregious forms of social exclusion but young people unable to access affordable housing, precarious working conditions for migrants, homelessness, sexism, xenophobia, climate or conflict-induced displacement are all types of social exclusion that pervade today. Left unaddressed, social exclusion costs societies – in crime, instability, reduced life expectancy, and wellbeing, lack of intergenerational mobility, reduced tax revenue and GDP, to name a few. So investing in social inclusion is important.

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Hong Kong is diverse, but far from inclusive; here’s how we can change that

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