Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are pivotal components of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Primarily, they relate to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality), aiming to promote social, economic, and political inclusion and ensure equal opportunities for all, irrespective of gender, age, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic status, or disability. Furthermore, diversity and inclusion relate to SDG 4 (Quality Education) by promoting inclusive and equitable quality education. SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) also embodies the values of diversity and inclusion, calling for equal pay for work of equal value and promoting safe and inclusive working environments. Ultimately, the pursuit of diversity and inclusion is indispensable for realizing a fair and sustainable world as envisioned by the SDGs.


Volume 3, Issue 2,
Pages 93-97,
ISSN 2666-6340

Race and kidney function.

eBioMedicine, Volume 76, February 2022

This Review supports SDG 3 and 10 by highlighting how genomics research intersects with existing racial and ethnic inequalities and forms of exclusion; there is no universally accepted, consistently applied method for categorising genomic data, which the authors argue is problematic, both from a clinical and scientific perspective, but more fundamentally in terms of the ability of genomics research to achieve the core ethical values of equity and justice.

Thoracic surgery clinics, Volume 32, 1 February 2022

This article advances SDG goals 3, 5 and 10 by examining disparities in lung cancer treatment and survival rate by race, gender, sexual identitity, and disability status with the goal of understanding the current situation to improve future outcomes.
In December 2021 RELX held Responsible Supplier Sessions exploring themes including living wage, accessibility and modern slavery prevention. This information is particularly relevant to SDGs 8, 10 and 12.

The COVID-19 Response: The Vital Role of the Public Health Professional, 2023, Pages 143-154

This chapter advances the UN SDG Goal 3: Good Health and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by examining the role of social determinants and racism in COVID's inequitable impacts, the burnout of the workforce, and the politicization of the response as major factors that will influence the future of the public health system.
This Study explores the racial disparities that exist in the emergency departments of 4 hospitals, when they are most prevalent, and how patients' sociodemographic characterstics impact image acquisition time, raising awareness for SDGs 3, 9 and 10.
This Study supports SDGs 3 and 10, illuminating the substantial racial disparities in men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer and the impact these disparities have on treatment and outcomes.

Not Just Bad Kids, The Adversity and Disruptive Behavior Link 2022, Pages 569-594

This chapter advances SDGs 3, 4, and 10 by exploring topics with emphasis on the benefits and challenges of talking with youth about race and identity, strategies for coping, and ways that we can help promote racial healing in ourselves and our communities.

Journal of Responsible Technology, Volume 9, April 2022, 100024

A study of the risks from emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and their disproportionate impact on particularly vulnerable individuals or groups in a community. The authors identify and map types of harms or injustices experienced in the digital space to understand how they are translated into rights violations by adjudicative bodies. Racial structural injustice is one aspect of the research.
This Article supports SDG 3 and 10, looking at COVID-19 vaccination, incidence, and mortality data among Indigenous people in Brazil. Incidence was noted to be higher and vaccination coverage lower than in the general population. The paper notes that COVID-19 cases and deaths among Indigenous people could have been improved with better policies and strategies, including improved communication to these communities regarding the vaccine.