The future of digital identity according to today’s UN summit ID2020

We are here at the UNHQ in New York, and as the summit room fills up it begs the question, why does this matter?

Around the world, a quarter of the population do not have an identity. No passport, no birth certificate. Can you image the implications? That excludes a quarter of the world from having a bank account, getting formal employment, and moving around the world. 

The UN has agreed sustainable development goals, one of which is a commitment to give a legal identity to every person. The impact will be multiplied. Today, the UN Summit is tasked with finding the solution. Stay tuned for live blog updates. 

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