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  1. Sep 2021
    1. 9. La Covid-19 a démontré la dépendance du monde à la technologie et à la connectivité numérique auxquelles plus de la moitié de la population mondiale n’apas accès.10. Cet état de faitaccroit les inégalités, compromet la résilience des plus vulnérableset nécessite des mesures urgentes parmi lesquelles la restructuration de l’architecture financière internationale, la construction des infrastructures numériques, ainsi que la production et la distribution égalitaire des vaccins.
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    1. With the growing frequency of global health threats, this world family must come together and engage in more effective health diplomacy. We must ensure greater collaboration not just to end this pandemic but on an array of other health-related issues. These include expanding the public health capacity of nations, particularly by enhancing their access to relevant technology and knowledge.

      Expanding public health capacity by enhancing access to technology

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    1. The support for Covax,to which Liechtenstein has also made its contribution, has so farbeen not sufficientto bring about access to vaccine to all. This is not just an obligation vis-a-vis those who are in economically disadvantaged positions,but also in the investment we all need to make.
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    1. There is already much work being done. But we need to give these efforts a stronger push, througheducation, training, and, improving digital skills and literacy across the board; investing in infrastructure, for universal and affordable internet connectivity; and expanding access to data and digital public goods, including open-source software and digital utilities.
    2. There are many questions related to digital transformation. 43. How can we provide fair and secure access to digital data, so that data is not monopolised by the few, leaving the vast majority digitally disenfranchised? 44. How can we encourage a freer flow of data across the world, to promote innovation and inclusive sustainable development?
    1. Rebuilding sustainably requires usto re-evaluate digital accessibility, affordability,and technical assistance so that every country regardless of income level or
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    1. We believe thatcountries should be supported in theirefforts to build robust and resilient digital infrastructure. Public investments of this sort can serve as a force multiplier in narrowing the gaps that result in inequitable developmental outcomes. Universal, secure and affordable digital connectivity is needed to ensure inclusive and sustainable development. We,therefore advocatefor an increased digital alliance within the global community and support the UNSecretary General’s High-Level Panel on the Digital Cooperation Roadmap.
    2. Addressing thenegative consequences willrequire greater engagement of the public and private sectors in building foundations for long term development. Leaving no one behindtodaymeans leaving no one offline. That is why Jamaica has been working to ensure that the tools neededto adapt and thrive,are provided to our citizens
    3. allowedthe digitally connected to thrive while severely exacerbating the inequalities faced by the digitally disconnected.This is particularly evident in our rural areas, along gender lines and generally among the poorest and most vulnerable

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    1. Millions of students in low-income countries did not have the resources and technologies to join remote learning facilities, jeopardizing decades of gains in enrollment, literacy rates, etc. We need a global plan to prioritize education recovery by investing in digital tools and services, access to internet, and capacity building of teachers.We also call the UN system to rally partnership and resources to make that happen.
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    1. Yes, and how much wealthier must tech firms get, [Pause]Before we worry about how so few have access to data and knowledge?
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    1. The increasing importance of cyberspaceto our everyday lives and our economic resilience cannot be overstated these days. Preserving a globally accessible, free, and secure cyberspace is essential. However,the pandemic has also exposed deep digital divides
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    1. MonsieurlePrésident,lemondededemainseraunmondetoujoursplusconnecté.LapandémiedelaCOVID-19aprouvéàquelpointlatechnologiepeutserévélerindispensable.Elleamodifiélesstratégiesdesentreprises,leshabitudesdesconsommateursetlesaccèsàcertainsservicespublicscommelasantéoul’enseignementscolaire.Ainsilaréductiondelafracturenumériqueapparaitcommeuneprioritéalorsque3milliardsdepersonnesn’ontpasaccèsàl’internet.MonsieurleSecrétairegénéral,votre«feuillederoutepourlacoopérationnumérique»pointedudoigtlesdéfisessentielsàreleverdanscedomaine.

      Mr. President, the world of tomorrow will be an increasingly connected world. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven just how essential technology can be. It has changed business strategies, consumer habits and access to certain public services such as health and school education. Thus, reducing the digital divide appears to be a priority when 3 billion people do not have access to the internet. Mr. Secretary-General, your “Roadmap for Digital Cooperation” points to the essential challenges to be taken up in this area.

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    1. Recently we have also witnessed the potential and the challenges of digital technologies. We must ensure meaningful and safe access to the Internet, strengthen cybersecurity and promote responsible behavior in the cyberspace, while addressing the digital spread of hatred and disinformation.
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    1. La moitié de l’humanité n’a pas accès à Internet. Nous devons faire en sorte que tout le monde soit connecté d’ici à 2030.
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