The resolution was first introduced by Sweden and co-sponsored by the United States, Brazil, and Tunisia. The mutual agreement amongst the countries ruled that a voting process would not be required. After the declaration, Cuba brought up the point that two thirds of the world does not have access to the Internet. This brought about new conversations as how best to spread these newly agreed upon human rights to the rest of the world. Initiatives like the United Kingdom’s Go ON Gold were studied and discussed as a solution amongst the various countries. The UN has determined that through nations’ combined efforts, a greater portion of the world will have the ability to experience the Internet.
The UN meeting has been monumental, with these new human rights comes new motivation, and in the coming months we can expect to see more initiatives addressing the spread of Internet access globally.
For more information on the meeting, go to: United Nations Declare Basic Human Right