The UN taskforce assigned to Digital Inclusion posing for a photograph

The UN expert panel on digital cooperation has made research and claims a multi-tasker approach is necessary to ensure all adults are online by 2030.

“We need to address 50% of the population that is not yet online.”

— Nikolai Astrup, minister of digitalization, Norway

The digital cooperation panel released their first research report: “The Age of Interdependence,” on Monday, nine months after U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres first convened the group of private sector, civil society, and government experts.

There is also a need for better engagement with people in low- and middle-income countries who can help identify policy gaps.

“We need the rest of the world, especially the developing world, to be part of this conversation, to help us see landscapes we did not get a chance to look at, to understand what the policy landscapes might be in those landscapes,” Vint Cerf, the vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, and deemed the "Creator of the Internet" by some.

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