Sustainable Development Goals and Digital Divide

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Sustainable Development Goals
 and  Digital Divide

What are the State and private sector responsibilities in ensuring that no groups are left behind in their right to enjoy human rights online and through digital technologies? How should States and companies ensure that digital technologies do not have a discriminatory impact on particular groups?  How should States ensure that digital technologies do not aggravate existing inequalities? What are some of the measures that should be put in place to eliminate existing digital divides, based on age, gender, disabilities, socio-economic status, and place of residence?

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Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Working Group

Girls' and young women's activism

Report of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Impact of the COVID-10 pandemic on the realization of the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl

Report presented at the 50th session of Human Rights Council

2022

SDGs and Digital Divide; Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Disinformation and the right to science

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, Marcos Orellana, presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide; Business and Private Sector; Security - Counter-Terrorism

Human Rights Council

Internet shutdowns: trends, causes, legal implications and impacts on a range of human rights

Report presented at the 50th session of HRC that provides an overview of trends in Internet shutdowns. It contains an analysis of their causes and the legal implications and the impact on human rights thereof, the roles of companies, the existing efforts to promote Internet connectivity and provide development aid, and the relevance of such efforts for detecting, preventing and responding to shutdowns, as well as a set of recommended measures for ending shutdowns and minimizing their impact.

2022

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Impact of the digitalization of education on the right to education

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, in which she addresses the risks and opportunities of the digitalization of education and their impact on the right to education.

2022

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Statistics and data collection under Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Report presented to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council providing an overview of State obligations under article 31 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to collect and maintain data for the purpose of developing evidence-based policies aimed at realizing the rights set out in the Convention.

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; SDGs and Digital Divide,

General Assembly

Sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Mama Fatima Singhateh

2022

SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Human rights implications of COVID-19 pandemic on young people

Report presented at the 51st session of HRC, which examines in detail ways to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic on the human rights of young people, including the systemic barriers they face in regards to education, employment, social security, health and participation.

2022

Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Artificial Intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn.

2021