Disparities in access to essential basic services, such as
sanitation, clean water, health, education and access to the
judiciary system, are fundamental inequities that can produce
lifelong inequalities and deep-seated feelings of injustice.
These inequities extend to things like access to information:
while access to communication technologies, including the
internet, may seem like a luxury, in reality it means that while
most young people in developed countries, and the wealthier
young people in poor countries, can obtain the information
they seek, others cannot (see Figure 1).