About the book
According to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the links between socio-economic development and the empowerment made possible by ICTs are increasingly clear, especially in remote, rural and marginalized urban areas. Yet there is still a long way to go before gains in access will significantly narrow the digital divide. This issue of the UN Chronicle features 11 articles that explore the obstacles that the gap poses and potential solutions to these roadblocks. It also looks into the effects that the digital divide has on different aspects of life in various regions of the world.