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Africa goes digital: Leaving no one behind Report-back: WTO Public Forum October 2018

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GEGAfrica Event Report, October 2018

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On 3 October, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in cooperation with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Geneva office, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) hosted a session as part of the 2018 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum, entitled “Africa goes digital: Leaving no one behind.” The discussion examined what a human rights-based approach could look like for African economies, specifically in terms of ICT access and use, with human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination underpinning these rights.

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