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Forward-Thinking Countries: Norway closes 83.5% of the gender gap to become the most socially progressive country in the world

While there have been major steps made over the last few decades towards providing equal opportunities for minority groups, society is still a long way from achieving global parity. With the United Nations setting 17 ambitious Social Development Goals to improve the well-being of all people by 2030, Forward-Thinking Countries takes a look at how far away we really are from achieving equality, inclusiveness and freedom of choice. To find out which countries are the most progressive and which still have a long way to go, check out the breakdown below.

As the global benchmark for social progress, the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development outlines 17 Goals that act as an urgent call for action to all countries to improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth. But how far away are we from achieving this equality, inclusiveness and freedom of choice? Forward-Thinking Countries dissects global gender reports, social indices and significant reforms to reveal the most progressive parts of the world, celebrate recent breakthroughs and outline the steps we need to take to achieve parity.

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