UN Technology Bank aims to ‘bridge digital divide’ for least-developed countries

2 April 2019

Worldwide, two billion people are still not connected to the internet, creating a “digital divide” that is hampering development in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs).

In order to bridge that gap, the UN agreed in 2011 to set up a new UN body, the Technology Bank, which opened for business in Gebze, Turkey, last year.

Speaking to UN News’s Conor Lennon, Joshua Setipa, Executive Director of the UN Technology Bank, explained why it is in the interests of all nations to lend their support.

Audio Credit:
Conor Lennon, UN News
Audio Duration:
9'46"

 

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