Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

The aim is to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. And to do this, discriminatory laws, policies and practices ought to be eliminated.

Persons living with a rare disease tend to remain a marginalised and invisible population, with little information available about their diseases and very few treatment options. They suffer inequality in accessing health care services and treatment, and in the prices they have to pay, due to their social status or their country of origin.

By ensuring that treatment and consideration of people living with a rare disease is equal at the global level, the NGO Committee for Rare Diseases will contribute to the reduction of inequality, not just in health care, but also in the labour market and global governance.