An inclusive world will embrace unity through diversity and recognize that differences based on race, color, religion, creed, social class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, and disability have no place in an open society. An inclusive world will identify and remove barriers to achievement; for example, by finding innovative solutions for including economically disadvantaged children in the education process. Creating an inclusive future requires review and reconsideration of directions being set by governments across the globe. This dimension of the conference poses a number of key questions:
- Would the future world address the needs of 124 million children1 currently out of school – as well as the millions ‘in school’ but receiving substandard education?
- Would an inclusive future address the needs of children with learning differences?
- Would an inclusive future address the needs of non-binary individuals who do not identify with the two mainstream genders?
- Will gender continue to dominate our thinking on sports and other ‘male-dominated’ pursuits in an inclusive world?
- What are the current barriers preventing the effective implementation of change in governance and legislation related to an inclusive future?
- Is an inclusive future a costly future?
- Should steps be taken to reduce the weaponization of our respective societies?
- Is a disarmed world a safer world?