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Digital technology can play a key role in fighting poverty, which can have disastrous consequences like fomenting armed conflicts and refugee crises, Indian lawmaker Santosh Ahlawat said. A member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Ahlawat, who is part of the Indian delegation to the current session of the General Assembly, said that despite recent successes in lifting millions across the world from poverty, “large scale chronic poverty continues to be the greatest challenge for humanity”.

“There are much wider consequences of poverty today through armed conflicts, and large-scale movements of people,” she added. “One-sixth

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