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Reduce inequality within and among countries - United Nations Sustainable Development Reduce inequality within and among countriesFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T17:49:05+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform! The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets. Additionally, while income inequality between countries may have been reduced, inequality within countries has risen.
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Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes Image copyright Milla Kontkanen For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it's designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life. Is internet access a human right? A recent United Nations Human Rights Council report examined the important question of whether internet access is a human right. While the Special Rapporteur's conclusions are nuanced in respect of blocking sites or providing limited access, he is clear that restricting access completely will always be a breach of article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to freedom of expression. But not everyone agrees with the UN's conclusion. Vint Cerf, a so-called "father of the internet" and a vice-president at Google, argued in a New York Times editorial that internet access is not a human right:
8 Critical Numbers in Bill and Melinda Gates' Letter to Warren Buffett Farmers in a mountainous area of Sapa, Vietnam. Flickr-UN Photo/ Kibae Park Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett donated $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006. Buffett recently wrote a letter to the Gates, requesting they update the world as to all the foundation had accomplished in tackling global poverty. The Gates responded with a letter of their own. “Of course, philanthropy isn’t like business,” the letter states. 'Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases' Navigation path Major and chronic diseases 'Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases'