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Role of UN in Bridging the Gap Between

Role of UN in Bridging the Gap Between

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Published by: DEEPAK GROVER on May 20, 2012
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Role of UN in bridging the gap betweennorth and south
 
The United Nations plays a key role in overcomingone of the major challenges and harnessing one ofthe greatest opportunities facing humankind today
bridging the gap both among and within countries.
The importance of open, accessible, and relevantcommunications for fostering national development,social fulfilment, and human dignity, is undeniable
The more communicated a society is, the moreopportunities it will generate.
 
Any platform and any media are relevant for thistask. However, the key of the contemporary equationlies in widespread digital connectivity, which meansupgrading information and communicationtechnologies (ICTs) in the developing world to thelevel already enjoyed by most developed countries.
 
This is the real meaning of bridging the gap. The taskis not just an issue of resources and technologies,nor of hardware and software. It is also a matter ofwise priorities, good policies, intelligent leadership,transparent decision, and population involvement.
The good news is that the United Nations is alreadyworking hard towards bridging the gap, and is willingand capable of doing more. The bad news is that thechallenge is immense, and final success depends ona variety of actors and factors which include nationaland local governments, public organizations andprivate enterprises, technical improvements, as wellas political will and freedom.

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