Internet Governance Forum

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Afghan child abuse, DR Congo measles deaths, Palestinian solidarity

A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN Afghan Mission calls for probe into school paedophile ring; thousands of children dying from measles in DRC; UN reaffirms solidarity with Palestinians; migrants send billions back home; trust and security “essential” in digital space; and FAO recommends switch to traditional diets.

Internet Forum: Prioritize technologies most needed for sustainable development

It is “critical” to prioritize technologies that are most needed for sustainable development, a high-level UN official told the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Wednesday in Berlin.

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: call for emission cuts, AIDS in decline, cyber-conflict warning

A recap of Tuesday’s stories in brief: UNEP calls for emissions to be cut by more than half, AIDS down but thousands of children still missing out on treatment, UN chief warns of “digital divide”

News in Brief 12 November 2018

  • UN Internet Forum seeks to make legal frameworks on tech and data more up-to-date and inclusive
  • Rohingya refugees: UN reminds that return of displaced must be voluntary above all
  • During World Antiobiotics Awareness Week, UN says ‘our time with antibiotics is running out’
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'Father of the Internet' offers reassurance to virtual world

People intent on causing harm to others by misusing the Internet are a modern-day threat that the global IT community is doing all it can to overcome, one of the web’s so-called “founding fathers” said on Thursday.

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Internet, a “fundamental tool” for sustainable development

Governments seeking to implement public policy initiatives and new globally agreed development goals have a “fundamental tool” that can help them: the Internet.

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