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Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, argues the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in this report.
The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) states that just as the gap in basic living standards is narrowing for millions of people, inequalities surrounding education, and around technology and climate change, have sparked demonstrations across the globe.
Left unchecked, they could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society of the kind not seen since the Industrial Revolution, according to the report.
The guidelines are a result of several months’ analyses and discussions of the group Journalists against Violence against Women, comprising about thirty journalists from national and local media, which was formed thanks to UNDP Serbia and the B92 Fund.