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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Goal 10. Reduce inequality

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Reduced Inequalities
ICTs have the potential to help reduce inequality both within and between countries by enabling access to information and knowledge to disadvantaged segments of society – including those living with disabilities, as well as women and girls. However, by the end of 2016, more than half of the world's population – 3.9 billion people – were not yet using the Internet and access was uneven between genders and geographically. Reducing inequalities cannot be achieved without addressing these underlying issues.​


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​​ICTs give us equal opportunities for a better future (Punto Mexico Connectado Project)
An interactive session on robotics, which aims to give children insight and develop their ICTs skills from an early age. Puntos Mexico Conectado Program seeks to bridge the digital divide in order to increase the access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and maximize the endless possibilities they have to offer. The PMC program achieves this objective by installing one center in each state of Mexico, generally located in areas that are highly marginalized with elevated poverty rates. In this way, the program benefits those who are less likely to have access to either connectivity or computers in their everyday life.
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Stats

68.4% of the world’s adults have net worth of under US$ 10,000. Their total share of global wealth is just 4.2%. The richest 0.5% of adults globally hold well over a third of the world’s wealth.1        

1 Source: www.inequality.org



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Sound Bites

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."

 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Former President of the United States of America


 

"The main force pushing toward reduction in inequality has always been the diffusion of knowledge and the diffusion of education."

 
Thomas Piketty
French economist