While the internet seems like it’s everywhere, more than 3 billion people are still offline. On April 27 the UN General Assembly debate on closing the digital divide and greening the planet’s digital future will be held.
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are sti
Maria Alexandrova became Bulgaria's first adolescent living with cerebral palsy to take the prestigious Cambridge Assessment in English. Her advocacy led to the local exam centre agreeing to change the timing of the test and let her use a computer.
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action aim to assist humanitarian actors, governments and affected communities to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in all sectors and phases of humanitarian action. The Guidelines are a key contribution to the Disability Inclusion Strategy launched by the Secretary-General last June.
Because impairment is widely seen as a natural part of the ageing process, many older people with disabilities are shut out from receiving the support they need.
Between 2017 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 46% (from 962 million to 1.4 billion) globally outnumbering youth, as well as children under the age of 10. Population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century. Aiming to enshrine the rights of older persons and to mobilize advocates to protect those rights, the UN designated 1 October as "International Day of Older Persons." Aligned with SDG 10, this year's theme: "The Journey to Age Equality," focuses on pathways of coping with existing (and preventing future) old age inequalities.
Since 2016, UNESCO marks 28 September as the “International Day for Universal Access to Information." This year, UNESCO commemorates the day with "Open Talks." #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow