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Stairway to (Digital) Heaven: Broadband Global Usage Forecast Source: ITU, Measuring the Information Society, 2010 4 Nets, Dongles & Apps • The Information Society is driven by: – Networks: NGNs, 3G & 4G BWAs – Devices: laptops, netbooks & smart phones – Applications: social networking, location & `augmented reality’ 5 The Good • E-government • Tele-medicine/e-health • Distance learning • ICTs for Development • E-commerce • Personal Networking 6 The Bad • Getting Hacked – Viruses, worms, trojans, botnets • Loss of Privacy – Online records, `street view’ captures • Cyber-crime – Fraud, identity theft, stalking & “cyber-bullying” • Inappropriate Content – Pornography, defamation, violation of community values 7 The Baffling • Internet “addiction”? – Managing social change • The “Bowling Alone” argument – Are online friendships and communities authentic? • New Media – Replacing or complementing old media? (...) 8 Digital Natives and Immigrants • The Natives are Restless – Children face the new media unmediated • Immigrants: No Country for Old Telephone Dialers – Consumers face cyber crime, password fatigue  In some countries, nearly 100% of children under 15 are Internet users.  In most countries, the most active group of Internet users is young people, ages 15-24.  In all countries cited, users under 24 exceed older cohorts in proportion of Internet use.
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Score: 1502480.4 - https://www.itu.int/ITU-D/treg...GSR10/documents/GSR10-ppt7.pdf
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The protection of sources and whistleblowers Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 29th June 2015 Table of Contents 1. (...) Unmediated whistleblowing can also have privacy implications and release information that might put certain people at risk. Another risk of unmediated whistleblowing is that these platforms can be vulnerable to delibrate efforts to spread misinformation.
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Score: 1402538.1 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...nProgressiveCommunications.pdf
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Score: 1390543 - https://en.unesco.org/memoryoftheworld/registry/437
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IMPROVEMENT OF THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN RURAL AREAS : RESOLUTION / ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
A/RES/52/93 Page 3 (e) Designing and revising laws to ensure that women have equal access to and control over land, unmediated by male relatives, in order to end land rights discrimination; according women secure use rights and full representation in the decision-making bodies that allocate land and other forms of property, credit, information and new technologies; in the implementation of the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women,4 according women full and equal rights to own land and other property, inter alia, through inheritance; acknowledging, in the context of land reform programmes, the equality of women's rights to land and taking other measures to increase land availability to poor women and men; (f) Investing in the human resources of rural women, particularly through health and literacy programmes and social support measures; (g) Promoting and strengthening micro-financing policies and programmes, cooperatives and other employment opportunities; (h) Ensuring that women's unpaid work and contributions to on-farm and off-farm production, including income generated in the informal sector, are visible and recorded in economic surveys and statistics at the national level; 3. Requests the international community and relevant United Nations organizations and bodies to promote further the realization of the programmes and projects aimed at the improvement of the situation of rural women within the overall framework of integrated follow-up to recent global conferences; 4.
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Score: 1326351 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...get?open&DS=A/RES/52/93&Lang=E
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IMPROVEMENT OF THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN RURAL AREAS :REVISED DRAFT RESOLUTION / BANGLADESH, BELGIUM, BHUTAN, BURKINA FASO, CHINA, COSTA RICA, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ETHIOPIA, GEORGIA, GREECE, GUINEA, HAITI, INDONESIA, IRELAND, JAMAICA, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KYRGYZSTAN, MADAGASCAR, MAURITANIA, MONGOLIA, MOZAMBIQUE, MYANMAR, NETHERLANDS, NIGERIA, NORWAY, PAKISTAN, PANAMA, PHILIPPINES, PORTUGAL, SAN MARINO, SENEGAL AND TURKEY.
A/C.3/52/L.15/Rev.1 English Page 3 (a) Integrating the concerns of rural women into national development policies and programmes, in particular by placing a higher priority on budgetary allocation related to the interests of rural women; (b) Strengthening national machineries and establishing institutional linkages among governmental bodies in various sectors and non-governmental organizations that are concerned with rural development; (c) Increasing the awareness of rural women of their rights and their role in political and socio-economic development; (d) Increasing the participation of rural women in the decision-making process at the local and national levels; (e) Designing and revising laws to ensure that women have equal access to and control over land, unmediated by male relatives, in order to end land rights discrimination; according women secure use rights and full representation in the decision-making bodies that allocate land and other forms of property, credit, information and new technologies; and, in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, according women full and equal rights to own land and other property, inter alia, through inheritance; land reform programmes should begin by acknowledging the equality of women's rights to land and take other measures to increase land availability to poor women and men; (f) Investing in the human resources of rural women, particularly through health and literacy programmes and social support measures; (g) Promoting and strengthening micro-financing programmes, cooperatives and other employment opportunities; (h) Ensuring that women's unpaid work and contributions to on-farm and off-farm production, including income generated in the informal sector, are visible and recorded in economic surveys and statistics at the national level; 3. Requests the international community and relevant United Nations organizations and bodies to promote further the realization of the programmes and projects aimed at the improvement of the situation of rural women within the overall framework of integrated follow-up to recent global conferences; 4.
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Score: 1326351 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...&DS=A/C.3/52/L.15/REV.1&Lang=E
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LETTER DATED 90/11/20 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KUWAIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
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Score: 1307934.2 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...nsf/get?open&DS=S/21955&Lang=E
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Non-cooperation during audits, investigations, spot-checks & monitoring activities. • Unmediated fraud incidents • Lack of accountability for use of funds • Temporary removal from eligibility list • Pending disbursements to IP put on hold until full resolution • Demand for refunds • Suspension of implementation of activities • Reporting to Risk Management Unit (RMU) and the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) • Referral to in-country authorities (upon investigation) • Arbitration or amicable settlement • Termination of grant agreement • Further measures may be imposed Fund manager 7. (...) Violation of humanitarian principles and breaking codes of conduct, human rights violations • Mistrust and bad reputation with local communities, donors, governments and other stakeholders. • Failure to meet humanitarian objectives • Temporary removal from eligibility list • Placement on a partner improvement plan • IP required to demonstrate how it will build trust with partners and prevent future occurrences.
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Score: 1306159.1 - https://www.unocha.org/sites/u...compliance%20pdf%20%282%29.pdf
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL AND HUAIROU COMMISSION
Even where land access is legally enshrined, women are often relegated to smaller, lesser quality plots, lack access to requisite agricultural extensions services, and face lingering gender bias and discrimination within families and communities and by officials implementing land reform schemes. (...) • To end land rights discrimination, states should design and revise laws to ensure that women’s rights to land are unmediated by male relatives, and should establish appropriate dispute resolution and enforcement mechanisms (...) Huairou Commission: Women, Homes Community. We are a global coalition in 50 countries supporting grassroots women’s organizing and leadership, local development collective political power through strategic partnerships to advance their capacity to collectively influence political spaces on behalf of their communities and enhance their sustainable, resilient community development practices.
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Score: 1296777.8 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...&DS=E/CN.6/2016/NGO/167&Lang=E
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Volunteers are answering the call to serve their communities, strengthening local ownership and building their communities resilience against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks. (...) United Nations Nepal, VSO Nepal, Raleigh Nepal and Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) successfully conducted the Provincial level Dialogue at Sudir Paschim Province with more than 30 community volunteers coming together and having discussions on how they can make communities more resilient. (...) This is especially important for the most isolated and vulnerable communities where other types of support are limited.
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Score: 1289112.7 - https://www.unv.org/node/15674/pdf
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WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT : REVISED DRAFT RESOLUTION / UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
A/C.2/52/L.17/Rev.1 English Page 2 Concerned that the continued discrimination against women, their being denied or lacking equal rights and access to education, training and credit facilities, and their lack of control over land, capital, technology and other areas of production impede their full and equal contribution to, and equal opportunity to benefit from, development, Recognizing that discrimination in education and training, hiring, remuneration, promotion and horizontal mobility practices continue to restrict employment, economic, professional and other opportunities and mobility for women and impede women in achieving their full potential, Reaffirming that investing in the development of women and girls has multiplier effects on productivity, efficiency and sustained economic growth, Recognizing that the difficult socio-economic conditions that exist in many developing countries, particularly those in Africa and the least developed countries, have resulted in the acceleration of feminization of poverty, especially in rural areas and among female-headed households, Reaffirming that women are key contributors to the economy and to combating poverty through both remunerated and unremunerated work at home, in the community and in the workplace, and that the empowerment of women is a critical factor in the eradication of poverty, Recognizing the continued need to review the impact of structural adjustment programmes in order to reduce any adverse impact on women, especially in terms of cut-backs in social services, education and health and the removal of subsidies on food and fuel, Aware that although globalization and liberalization processes have created employment opportunities for women in some countries, they have also created risks to and marginalization of women in developing countries, Recognizing that the informal sector is a major source of entrepreneurship and employment for women in developing countries and that data collection on its important contribution should be improved, Expressing its concern about the poor representation of women in economic decision-making, including in the formulation of monetary and fiscal policies as well as rules governing pay, Emphasizing the promotion of programmes aimed at financial intermediation with a view to ensuring rural women's equal access to credit and to agricultural inputs and implements and, in particular, to easing collateral requirements for access to credit by women, Stressing the need for a family-friendly work environment, including appropriate working hours, affordable childcare and flexible working hours, and emphasizing the principle of shared responsibility between women and men for the achievement of gender equality, /... (...) Invites Governments to undertake legislation to ensure that women have equal access to and control over land, unmediated by male relatives, in order to end land rights discrimination; women should be accorded secure use of rights and should be fully represented in the decision-making bodies that allocate land and other forms of property, credit, information and new technologies, and, in the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action, women should be accorded full and equal rights to own land and other property, inter alia, through inheritance; land reform programmes should begin by acknowledging the equality of women's rights to land and take other measures to increase land availability to poor women and men; 10. (...) Urges the international community, the United Nations system and other relevant organizations to give priority to assisting the efforts of developing countries to ensure the full and effective participation of women in deciding and implementing development strategies, through, inter alia, women's increased access to health care, capital, education, training and technology, and full and equal participation in decision-making; 14.
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Score: 1266870.9 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...&DS=A/C.2/52/L.17/REV.1&Lang=E
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