Did you know the United Nations in its Millennium Development goals lists Internet penetration as a key metric in efforts to reduce poverty?
How we work with Human Rights:
We view the Internet as an enabler for a wide range of Human Rights, such as the right to freedom of expression and opinion and the right to association.
The Internet Society is committed to ensuring the continuation of an open, global and accessible Internet, which can serve as an instrumental tool in fulfillng people’s aspirations for freedom of expression, as well as social and economic development.
We do this by working with all levels of governments, business, and communities to help ensure the adoption of policies that are not only technologically sound but also respectful of fundamental rights. Our community as well as our unique combination of technical, policy, and communication expertise makes us a trusted partner amongst those dedicated to a healthy Internet. Interested in helping us build the Internet as a
Highlights of our work with the Internet, fundamental rights and user empowerment:
- From our blog: 20 years of the Internet and Human Rights
- Award winning social projects: Wireless for Communities in rural India
- Chapters: The Internet as a Catalyst for Change in Yemen
- Public policy: Protect the Open Internet, Protect Your Freedom
An open and global Internet provides a platform for each of us to help influence the decisions that shape your communities. It has given a voice to the voiceless, pushed the boundaries of human innovation, built new communities, and helped them flourish in a manner that was previously unimagined.
It has brought ways to deliver health, education and much more. And the tremendous achievements in providing Internet connectivity over the past decade have extended the potential of the network's contribution to social and economic development for everyone.
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