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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SDGs and digital divide

Special Rapporteurs

Digital interventions and tele-health

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Tlaleng Mofokeng

2021

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

SDGs - Digital divide; Discrimination and equality;

Special Rapporteurs

Digitalization of education

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education presented to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council on the impact of the coronavirus disease crisis on the right to education, focusing also on the digitalization of education and recommending that: Governments should consider the massive arrival of private actors through digital technology as a major danger for education systems and the right to education in the long term. They should ensure, including through the adoption of appropriate regulation, that the increased role of the private sector will not lead to the capture of limited public resources for education by commercial entities seeking to profit from the crisis, the collection of learners and teachers data or advertising directed at children and youth. Education and learning solutions should be developed as a public good, without commercial or other restrictive licenses that threaten the enjoyment of the right to education and deepen inequalities

2020

Civic Space and Content Governance; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Safe digital space for women's equal enjoyment of freedom of opinion and expression

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2021

SDGs - Digital divide; Discrimination and equality;

Secretary-General

Role of new technologies for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights

Question of the realization of economic, social and cultural rights in all countries: the role of new technologies for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights

2020

SDGs and Digital Divide

Working Group

COVID19, systemic racism and global protests

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, presented to the 45th session of the Human Rights Council

2020

SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

COVID-19, culture and cultural rights, including digital cultural life and the issue of digital divide

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, presented to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council

2021

SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Digital divides and indigenous peoples

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Jose Francisco Cali Tzay

2020

SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Looking back to look ahead: A rights-based approach to social protection in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights submitted in response to resolution 44/14 of the Human Rights Council

2020