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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Discrimination and equality; SDGs - Digital divide

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

General Comment No. 6

2018

Discrimination and equality; SDGs - Digital divide

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

General Comment on Living Independently and being Included in the Community

General Comment No. 5

2017

SDGs - Digital divide

General Assembly

Information and communications technologies for development

General Assembly, resolution 69/204, Information and communications technologies for development

2015

Discrimination and equality; SDGs - Digital divide

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

General Comment on the Participation of Persons with Disabilities

General Comment No. 7

2018

Business - Private Sector; Civic space and content gobvernance; SDGs - Digital divide

Special Procedures

Copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights - 2015 - Report presented to the 28th session of the HRC in 2015 on copyright law and policy from the perspective of the right to science and culture, emphasizing both the need for protection of authorship and expanding opportunities for participation in cultural life

2015

SDGs - Digital divide; discrimination and equality;

Human Rights Council

Extreme poverty and human rights

Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

2019

Discrimination and equality; SDGs - Digital divide

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

General Comment on the Right to Inclusive Education

General Comment No. 4

2016

Civic space and content governance; SDGs - Digital divide

Special Procedures

Right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights - 2012 -Report presented to the 20th session of the HRC in 2012 on the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications

2012

SDGs - Digital divide

Special Rapporteurs

South-South cooperation, including with respect to cooperation on technology and science

Special Rapporteur on the right to development - 2018 - Report presented to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in 2018 on South-South cooperation, including with respect to cooperation on technology and science

2018

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