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Find out about the degree of compliance of the countries with the MDG targets
8.A. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system. Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction ? both nationally and internationally
8.B. Address the special needs of the least developed countries. Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries' exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction
8.C. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)
8.D. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term
8.E. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
8.F. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
8.16 Internet users per 100 population

MDG 8

The United Nations Millennium Declaration embodies an agreement that developing countries will work to maintain sound economies, to ensure their own development and to address human and social needs. Developed countries, in turn, agree to support poorer countries through aid, trade and debt relief. A meaningful partnership between rich and poor must also address developing countries’ need for technology, medicines and jobs for their populations, particularly for the growing ranks of young people.

Particularly Goal 8 of the Millennium Declaration seeks to correct inequalities between countries via the development of a fair, open trading system with clear and predictable rules for all, increased ODA for the poorest countries and measures to give the least-developed countries access to the new information and communication technologies that are now indispensable for full participation in the “knowledge society”. The aim of this last measure is to close the “digital divide”, both in its external aspect (inequalities in technology access between countries with different levels of development) and within countries (between different population groups).

Relevant publications
Broadband Commission, 2012
The State of Broadband 2012. Achieving digital inclusion for all The State of Broadband 2012. Achieving digital inclusion for all
MDG Gap Task Force, 2012
The Global Partnership for Development: Making Rhetoric a Reality The Global Partnership for Development: Making Rhetoric a Reality
International Telecommunication Union, 2011
ITU Handbook for the Collection of Administrative Data on Telecommunications/ICT
ITU Handbook for the Collection of Administrative Data on Telecommunications/ICT
ECLAC, R. Bustillo, 2011
Un modelo institucional para la regulación en materia de convergencia tecnológica en América Latina Un modelo institucional para la regulación en materia de convergencia tecnológica en América Latina
MDG Gap Task Force, 2011
The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2011: The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2011: The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver
ECLAC 2011
Fast-tracking the digital revolution: Broadband for Latin America and the Caribbean Fast-tracking the digital revolution: Broadband for Latin America and the Caribbean

On the bases of: United Nations (2010). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Progress and challenges.

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