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Will Connectivity Ever be a Human Right?


Tue, Sep 26: 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm PDT


Debate Stage – W223, Level 2


Session Description

A stimulating debate on whether access to the internet should be elevated to a fundamental human right. In this debate, we engage critical discussion surrounding questions of potential conflicts between recognizing connectivity as a human right and other pressing needs; the financial consideration and long-term viability, the roles of governments and private sectors in ensuring universal connectivity, and the key challenges in equitable internet accessibility.

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