Internet : une commission de l’ONU appelle à lutter contre l’exclusion numérique

« Il reste encore un rêve lointain d’avoir Internet pour tous. Selon une étude récente de l’UIT, un tiers de la population mondiale, soit 2,6 milliards de personnes, n’a toujours pas accès à Internet. Bien que l’augmentation de 100 millions de personnes ayant obtenu l’accès à la Toile en un an soit encourageante, il faudra davantage d’efforts pour éliminer complètement les zones sans connexion d’ici 2030, comme le souhaite l’ONU. »

This Sunday, the United Nations Broadband Commission called on states and operators to increase their efforts. The goal is to provide affordable and accessible internet worldwide. Additionally, it aims to ensure that people have the necessary skills and knowledge to utilize this connectivity. To achieve these objectives, the commission is advocating for a high-level public-private partnership that promotes digital cooperation.

De nombreux obstacles

« I cannot reword »

Digital exclusion has significant consequences on education, employment, and economic development. It further exacerbates inequalities. Two main obstacles hinder progress: the populations that are still not connected are also the most difficult to reach, and there are difficulties in transitioning from simple access to regular and easy access. Other obstacles are often underestimated, such as slow connection speeds, high prices for equipment and subscriptions, lack of digital literacy, cultural and linguistic barriers, as well as gender discrimination and sometimes simply lacking access to electricity.

Pierre Manière