Since 2018, September 16 is the date chosen to celebrate International Identity Day1. The event is a reminder that having the means to prove one's identity is a fundamental right of every human being.
According to the World Bank, more than 1 billion people in the world do not have legal means to prove their identity.
As a result, it is impossible for them to vote, to benefit from state services, to access education, to travel, to open a bank account, to defend themselves in court, etc. These people thus find themselves excluded from the development of the political and economic life of their countries.
Thales’s identity solutions, based on the most advanced biometric technologies, join the fight against this exclusion by helping states provide their citizens with secure and easy-to-deploy proof of identity. The Group already participates in more than 200 identity programmes around the world.
Find out more about Thales’s vision and product range for identity solutions:
Legal identity for all (it's a human right).
1 This date was chosen in reference to the United Nations' 16.9 sustainable development objective, which calls for legal identity for all, including birth registrations, by 2030.