In these challenging and unprecedented times, it has become increasingly evident that an inclusive society, where all its members are safe and enjoy equal rights, is the only way to overcome the global challenges we face. Fortunately, the global community has been working together for many years to lay out the solutions. In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was launched, a framework that calls for a radical transformation of the financial, economic and political systems that govern our societies today to guarantee the human rights of all.

More specifically, SDG 10 calls for reduced inequalities within and among countries and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. SDG 11 calls for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities and ensuring equal access to all for public goods and services.

This video made by ActionAid showcases how an inclusive society would look like by presenting moments of the daily lives of two families living in the same community, two families that may have different clothes, different habits and different religion but they lead a common life. Inclusion is based on the idea that everyone is different but all can contribute positively to society, given the right opportunities.  The purpose of this video is to promote collective action for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal and support calls for social inclusion in our cities for refugees and migrants.

The Sustainable Development Goals can become the pathway for a recovery that leads to greener, more inclusive economies, and more resilient societies. In order to move forward, we must Leave No one Behind.

The Faces of Migration project is co-financed by the European Union. The contents of the video are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.