Internet Governance Forum

OHCHR

Information and communication technologies have radically expanded our capacities to connect with each other.

But we see cracks and fractures in this current system.

At 22%, the level of internet use in low-income countries remains far below that of high-income countries, which are approaching universal use (91%).

The digital divide, across gender and geographic lines, hinders the full potential of human connection.

2.9 billion people offline.

Left behind.

Excluded from access to vital information, global discussions and economic opportunity.

Unseen and unheard.

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