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Achieving Open, Universal, and Affordable Access to the Internet

So why does Qatar needs to achieve a open, Universal, and affordable access to the Internet? The answer
is simply to cope up with the UN’s goals for sustainable development. And one of the requirements for
achieving its goals is the Internet. “Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and
innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of
enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology.” This is great language
as it works positively and negatively. The use of ICTs is not enhanced by information controls, filtering,
or internet shutdowns by the indifference of authorities to protecting the free flow of information online.
By promoting, not just tolerating or protecting, freedom of expression, we can build capacity for societies
to reach their goals widely (Hawking S. 2017). I am tired. I am so Tired. SO tired and almost giving up.
Statistics shows that
Access to the internet in the least developed countries can make the citizens be more active in
terms of social media and other applications. However, the effect of it in the negative side is much heavier
due to the spread of fake news. Achieving such goal for the least developed countries can be a tool to
manipulate the public’s opinion, affecting their personal decision, and political. Plus, it is very crucial and
has a long process to take and such a waste of time for a least developed country, investing a huge amount
of money to provide affordable access to the internet, the need to build infrastructures for the local access
network, infrastructure for sharing, data protection and cyber security and the need for regulatory
trackers. Instead of focusing and investing time to achieve an open and affordable access to the internet,
the Qatar should also focus in to these things, Qatar can shift its attention in:
- lowering the rate of poverty
- providing more jobs
- achieving affordable foods for the poor
- free tuition fee for the schools
- affordable books
- affordable school supplies.
I’ve got a feeling that this statement is contradicting. I don’t know what to do I am tired. But do not give
In conclusion achieving open, universal, and affordable access to the internet is a step for sustainable
development. But before achieving that, Qatar must first find a solution to its main problem, poverty,
solution to over population, new means of public transportation,
Seeking the adoption of Global Labor Standards

The main point here is it really beneficial to the poor population of Qatar? If it is profitable, why
then on the past administration failed to adopt it? Qatar stands not to adopt this for the reason that only
the people who are in business will benefit. It will be unfair for the poor population, For example, the use
of child labor could maximize short-term profits despite the low productivity of the very young. However,
keeping children out of school could be inefficient in the long-run since it means foregoing the future
benefits of greater accumulation of human capital and higher productivity (Basu 1999). Labor standards
could also produce faster growth due to their macroeconomic, not microeconomic, impact. A coordinated
system of standards that increase labor’s bargaining power will redistribute income towards workers.
Higher labor incomes could raise global demand and yield faster growth (Marshall 1994). This is
particularly likely to be true for economies whose institutional setting and complementary economic
policies support a regime of “wage-led growth”, in which higher domestic wages are able to raise
aggregate demand (Stanford 1998). Others have reversed the logic and argued that more expansionary
macroeconomic policies will produce an environment conducive to improving international labor
standards (Singh and Zammit 2000, Amsden 1994). In this case, faster growth raises labor standards, not
vice versa.
The issue must be analyzed and evaluated in order to identify the potential dangers. In general,
global labor standards will start a unintentional consequences that will result in hurting the very people it
aimed to help. For example, child labor elimination could trigger child prostitution. Raising salary could
make jobs. Stricter execution of law could cause firms to move to another location. Global labor standards
create a distortion of markets that lowers economic well-being due to not enough allocation of resources.
Seeking the adoption of Global Labor Standards is a no for Qatar.

Heintz , James ( 2002)Global Labor Standards: their impact and implementation


Gu, L., Kropotov, V. and Yarochkin, F. (2016). The Fake News Machine: How Propagandist
abuse the Internet and Manipulate the Public.

Stern, Robert (August 2003) Labor Standards and Trade Agreements Gerald R. Ford School of Public
Policy The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1220 Discussion Paper No. 496
From: http://web.worldbank.org/archive/website00894A/WEB/PDF/R496.PDF

ITU (2018) ICTs, LDCs and the SDGs, Achieving universal and affordable Internet in the least
developed countries
From: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/LDCs/Pages/Publications/LDCs/D-LDC-ICTLDC-2018-PDF-E.pdf