1 Minute Speech on Social Issues In English

A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘social issues’.

Wikipedia defines the term ‘social issues’ as follows: “A social issue is a problem that affects many people within a society. It is a group of common problems in present-day society and ones that many people strive to solve. It is often the consequence of factors extending beyond an individual’s control.”

Simply put, social issues as those issues that are common to society as a whole at large. Today, society has various issues plaguing it. Some examples would be economic problems such as poverty, socio-psychological problems such as unemployment, unequal opportunity, racism, substandard housing, employment discrimination, health problems such as malnutrition, political problems such as immigration and civil rights, child abuse and neglect and environmental problems such as climatic changes.

Finding problems to alleviate these social issues is of the essence. A country will only be fully developed when it’s free of these issues. 

Thank you.