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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

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Organizations relating to Internet

E-Changer / Fribourg, Switzerland / Est. 1959
European Registry of Internet Domain Names / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 2003
Ibero-American Organization of Private Health Service Providers / Madrid, Spain
ERTICO ITS Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1991
International Organization for Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 2003
Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace
International Association of Online Engineering / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2006
European Centre for Disaster Awareness with the Use of Internet, Cyprus / Nicosia, Cyprus
Global Virtualization Council / Montréal QC, Canada
International Association of Internet Hotlines / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1999
Human Rights Internet / Est. 1976
Global Virtual University / Kristiansand, Norway / Est. 2003
OneWorld Latin America / San José, Costa Rica
European Health Telematics Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
Web3D Consortium / Mountain View CA, USA / Est. 1996
Med Help International / Melbourne FL, USA / Est. 1994
European Audiovisual and Telecommunications Institute / Montpellier, France / Est. 1977
Interdisciplines / Paris, France / Est. 2002
European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1996
Latin American and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1999
ChildSafe International / Port Hueneme CA, USA
Fibre-to-the-Home Council Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2004
European Internet Exchange Association / London, UK / Est. 2001
Open Services Gateway Initiative Alliance / San Ramon CA, USA / Est. 1999
Web Art Garden International / Bridport, UK

View all profiles (281 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Internet

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Electronic pornography
Internet traffic congestion
Inadequacy of national telecommunication facilities

Action Strategies relating to Internet

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting digital literacy
Developing virtual diplomacy
Developing computer law
Providing government information on the internet

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