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Addressing the problem of digital divide in developing countries

     Esteemed chairs and delegates,

The delegate of Finland looks forward to discuss the problems caused by digital divide in developing countries that will be addressed in this Model United Nations. Digital divide is, by definition “the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.”. Bridging the digital divide has a great importance to the country’s economic, political and social life. For instance, internet is being used by people to find lower prices for good and services, to acquire more knowledge in order to make better and informed decisions and it also introduces the possibility of working from home. Moreover, the creative use of technology can significantly improve education allowing teachers to use internet to keep up with the latest developments in their fields and to communicate more quickly and efficiently with parents. Students are able to login in online platforms facilitating the teacher-student communication and also gaining skills that are useful in the future. According to the data collected by the website ICT Facts and Figures 2017, 94% of young people between 15 and 24 yea...