Welcome to Module 2

Luis Carrizo of UNESCO, academic coordinator of the course, introduces this module in which we take a look at some international studies and expert reflections on the map of inequality in the region. In particular, we draw on contributions from specialists from a range of relevant areas to examine various dimensions of inequality.

The guide questions for the design of this week’s material were: “Why is Latin America the region of the world with the highest inequality?”, “Why it is, also, the most violent of the planet?”, “Is poverty reduction sufficient to narrow the equality gap?”, and “Is sustainable development with inequality possible?”

To accompany the reflections and debates on the issues raised, our team has prepared a support document with comparative regional information on different indicators of interest. You will find it in the Available Resources section of this Module, under the heading Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Statistics on the situation.

Welcome, everyone, and thank you for joining us. The discussion is still open.

For more information about UNESCO’s MOST programme for Latin America and the Caribbean please contact most-lac@unesco.org

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Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations