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  • Writer's pictureTaher Tarraf

One-third of the world's population does not have access to the Internet.


According to the most recent statistics released by a United Nations agency, approximately one-third of the world's population remains without access to the Internet, despite record-high levels of global connectivity. The International Telecommunication Union, responsible for overseeing information and communications technologies within the United Nations, conducted a census last year, revealing that around 100 million individuals have gained Internet access since then.


This development implies that approximately 67% of the world's population, equating to 5.4 billion people, currently enjoys Internet connectivity. Nevertheless, a significant 2.6 billion people still lack this vital access. #InternetAccess #DigitalDivide


Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, expressed optimism about the progress made in enhancing connectivity, describing it as a step in the right direction. However, she emphasized that the goal is to ensure that meaningful connectivity becomes a reality for everyone, everywhere. She emphasized the need for sustained efforts to achieve comprehensive and meaningful global connectivity by the target year of 2030. #GlobalConnectivity #2030Goal


The regions facing the most acute need for increased Internet connectivity primarily comprise low-income countries. Regrettably, the latest global estimates indicate that the double-digit growth in connectivity observed during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 was of a temporary nature. #DigitalDivide #COVID19


The International Telecommunication Union issued a report on Tuesday, stating that current trends are insufficient to guarantee the achievement of the comprehensive and meaningful global connectivity goal set for 2030. #ITU #GlobalConnectivity

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