Parallel session
Leaving no one behind

Parallel 9.5 | Room 5: Friday, 7 October 2022, 14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

According to the UN sustainable Development Group, Leave no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It represents the unequivocal commitment of all UN Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind and undermine the potential of individuals and of humanity as a whole.

Based on this principle, the sessions provides an overview of different efforts led by various UN agencies to identify and overcome persistent inequalities across different domains, including socioeconomic disadvantages by age, ethnicity, or place of residence.


14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

Carlos ​Gradín | Chair

Carlos is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He is on leave of absence from his previous appointment as professor of applied economics at the University of Vigo. Carlos holds a PhD in economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His main research interest is the study of poverty, inequality and discrimination in both developed and developing countries. He is especially interested in those inequalities that occur between population groups (i.e. by gender, race, or ethnicity). His research deals with enhancing the empirical evidence as well as methodological tools for the measurement and understanding of those issues.

Marta Roig | Presenter

Age- and gender-based differences in poverty and income inequality: a spotlight on older persons

Marta Roig is the Chief of the Emerging Issues and Trends Section at the Division for Inclusive Social Policy in DESA. She currently coordinates the preparation of the UN’s flagship World Social Report. She has over 20 years of experience in conducting policy research and analysis on inequality, employment, international migration and their linkages to development.

Heriberto Tapia | Presenter

Disaggregating the HDI at a very fine level of geographic resolution

Heriberto Tapia is the Research and Strategic Partnership Advisor of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO), leading both areas. He has been a senior member of the HDRO research team since 2014. Previously, he served in the Executive Office of UNDP and in the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean. He has been lecturer at Columbia University (New York), University of Chile (Santiago) and University Diego Portales (Santiago). Heriberto holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, and a Master’s degree in economics and a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Chile.

Rachel Gisselquist | Presenter

Addressing group-based inequalities

Rachel M. Gisselquist, a political scientist, is a Senior Research Fellow with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and a member of the institute’s senior management team. She works on the politics of developing countries, with particular attention to inequality, ethnic politics, statebuilding and governance and the role of aid therein, democracy and democratization, and sub-Saharan African politics.