4 May 2020

UNAI Quiz for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated economic and social disparities around the world. Even though the pandemic has affected all segments of the population, the impact is particularly detrimental to members of the most vulnerable social groups including older persons, persons with disabilities, youth and indigenous people.

 

The COVID-19 crisis also risks reversing decades of progress in the fight against poverty and aggravating already high levels of inequality within and between countries. In large developing and least developed countries, the degree of complexity of the crisis is further compounded by the significant size of vulnerable populations and the numbers of people who work in the informal economy.

 

“This human crisis demands coordinated, decisive, inclusive and innovative policy action from the world’s leading economies – and maximum financial and technical support for the poorest and most vulnerable people and countries,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The crisis should reaffirm our resolve to fight inequality in all its forms and manifestations.

 

Test your knowledge of COVID-19 and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities!

Correct!  According to the UN report Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, 2.2 billion people lack access to water and 4.2 billion lack access to basic sanitation. This deprives them of the most basic and effective prevention measure against coronavirus, frequent handwashing.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. According to the UN report Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, 2.2 billion people lack access to water and 4.2 billion lack access to basic sanitation. This deprives them of the most basic and effective prevention measure against coronavirus, frequent handwashing.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. According to the UN report Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, 2.2 billion people lack access to water and 4.2 billion lack access to basic sanitation. This deprives them of the most basic and effective prevention measure against coronavirus, frequent handwashing.

Correct! While the pandemic can affect anyone anywhere, regardless of age, income or country, young people are likely to be disproportionately impacted in the areas of employment and income. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), young workers are affected more than their older, more experienced colleagues because they are often the first to have their hours cut or be laid off. A lack of networks and experience makes it more difficult for them to find other decent jobs with social and legal protection. Also, 3 in 4 young people work in the informal economy. The sectors and industries that they work in, including retail, wholesale, accommodation and food sectors, are predicted to be among the businesses worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many young workers are in “non-standard forms of employment” such as part-time, temporary or “gig” work, that are low paid, with irregular hours, poor job security and little social protection. When world leaders draw up support and stimulus packages, they need to include special measures to help young people, and ensure they are included in support schemes, whether they are employees or entrepreneurs.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A: While the pandemic can affect anyone anywhere, regardless of age, income or country, young people are likely to be disproportionately impacted in the areas of employment and income. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), young workers are affected more than their older, more experienced colleagues because they are often the first to have their hours cut or be laid off. A lack of networks and experience makes it more difficult for them to find other decent jobs with social and legal protection. Also, 3 in 4 young people work in the informal economy. The sectors and industries that they work in, including retail, wholesale, accommodation and food sectors, are predicted to be among the businesses worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many young workers are in “non-standard forms of employment” such as part-time, temporary or “gig” work, that are low paid, with irregular hours, poor job security and little social protection. When world leaders draw up support and stimulus packages, they need to include special measures to help young people, and ensure they are included in support schemes, whether they are employees or entrepreneurs.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A: While the pandemic can affect anyone anywhere, regardless of age, income or country, young people are likely to be disproportionately impacted in the areas of employment and income. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), young workers are affected more than their older, more experienced colleagues because they are often the first to have their hours cut or be laid off. A lack of networks and experience makes it more difficult for them to find other decent jobs with social and legal protection. Also, 3 in 4 young people work in the informal economy. The sectors and industries that they work in, including retail, wholesale, accommodation and food sectors, are predicted to be among the businesses worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many young workers are in “non-standard forms of employment” such as part-time, temporary or “gig” work, that are low paid, with irregular hours, poor job security and little social protection. When world leaders draw up support and stimulus packages, they need to include special measures to help young people, and ensure they are included in support schemes, whether they are employees or entrepreneurs.

Correct! WHO estimates that it will require 100 billion USD over the next 5 years to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic in 67 low- and middle-income countries and to build an interconnected Global Health Emergency System for data, workforce and supplies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B: WHO estimates that it will require 100 billion USD over the next 5 years to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic in 67 low- and middle-income countries and to build an interconnected Global Health Emergency System for data, workforce and supplies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B: WHO estimates that it will require 100 billion USD over the next 5 years to prevent and prepare for the next pandemic in 67 low- and middle-income countries and to build an interconnected Global Health Emergency System for data, workforce and supplies.

Correct! Digital technologies have become a positive enabler in the COVID-19 crisis, facilitating business continuity and connecting people more than ever and helping them maintain good mental health. However, lack of access to broadband connectivity and communications technologies hinders effective participation and access to remote work, distance/online learning, health information and telemedicine by all. Almost half the global population (46.4 per cent or 3.6 billion people) remain offline, with the majority of the unconnected living in the least developed countries.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C: Digital technologies have become a positive enabler in the COVID-19 crisis, facilitating business continuity and connecting people more than ever and helping them maintain good mental health. However, lack of access to broadband connectivity and communications technologies hinders effective participation and access to remote work, distance/online learning, health information and telemedicine by all. Almost half the global population (46.4 per cent or 3.6 billion people) remain offline, with the majority of the unconnected living in the least developed countries.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C: Digital technologies have become a positive enabler in the COVID-19 crisis, facilitating business continuity and connecting people more than ever and helping them maintain good mental health. However, lack of access to broadband connectivity and communications technologies hinders effective participation and access to remote work, distance/online learning, health information and telemedicine by all. Almost half the global population (46.4 per cent or 3.6 billion people) remain offline, with the majority of the unconnected living in the least developed countries.

Correct!  Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s economic and productive lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men. Across the globe, women earn less, save less, hold less secure jobs, and are more likely to be employed in the informal sector. They have less access to social protections and are the majority of single-parent households, therefore their capacity to absorb economic shocks is less than that of men. UN Women is calling for a COVID-19 response, both at national and international levels, that will address the gender impacts of the pandemic, and put women and girls at the center of economies for better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, a more rapid recovery and a better footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C: Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s economic and productive lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men. Across the globe, women earn less, save less, hold less secure jobs, and are more likely to be employed in the informal sector. They have less access to social protections and are the majority of single-parent households, therefore their capacity to absorb economic shocks is less than that of men. UN Women is calling for a COVID-19 response, both at national and international levels, that will address the gender impacts of the pandemic, and put women and girls at the center of economies for better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, a more rapid recovery and a better footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C: Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s economic and productive lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men. Across the globe, women earn less, save less, hold less secure jobs, and are more likely to be employed in the informal sector. They have less access to social protections and are the majority of single-parent households, therefore their capacity to absorb economic shocks is less than that of men. UN Women is calling for a COVID-19 response, both at national and international levels, that will address the gender impacts of the pandemic, and put women and girls at the center of economies for better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, a more rapid recovery and a better footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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