Delegate Name: Juliana Lewis
Delegate: Juliana Lewis
Topic: Income Inequality
The great divide within our nations has grown devastatingly more prominent in terms of monetary status. It doesn’t just stunt our country’s economic growth, it also deprives our people of opportunities, and further marginalizes our citizens. The richest 10 percent of the population today hold a staggering 52 percent of all income which creates further separation. This divide not only leaves families struggling to make it through, but it also depletes educational focuses, and stunts professional development in our workplaces. We must combat this growing separation and work on providing equality among genders, races, social classes, and ethnicities. Our future generations are dependent on the changes we make today.
Germany’s employment is at a record high with 45 million and an unemployment rate of 2.2 million people at a record low This is still not enough to bridge the gap of income inequality however. Nearly 20% of children were at risk of poverty. The majority of the population has a high standard of living, but around 4% experienced moderate to severe food insecurity between 2016 and 2018. Currently Germany is working to better the working conditions and improve the income gap for the bottom 40% of the population.
The United Nations sustainable development plan 10 is something that Germany looks favorably upon. Germany would like to see an effort to mend the income gap through efforts to create more jobs, provide more funding and work towards eliminating prejudices. Furthering the education and spread of free secondary education and or more affordable options for everyone. Germany would look favorably upon joining together with nations who have had success mending the income inequality barrier, and work with those facing challenges to push for a societal change in how we approach our wide array of socio economic standings in our countries.