Closing the gender gap for an inclusive digital future
The Broadband Commission is dedicated to closing the digital gender divide. See how Commissioners are engaging in this year's CSW and the importance of connectivity and digital skills for reaching gender equality.
The Broadband Commission puts universal broadband connectivity at the forefront of global policy discussions. With its membership of high-level public and private sector leaders, the Commission develops practical and sustainable policy recommendations to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda and its own 7 Advocacy Targets.
The Commission is comprised of over 50 members who engage in high-level advocacy to promote broadband in developing countries and underserved communities. One of its central roles is to build partnerships between the private sector, government, civil society, and international organizations.
2025 Advocacy Targets
The Commission’s 7 Advocacy Targets function as a policy and programmatic guide for national and international action in broadband development.
Published annually in the State of Broadband, these policy recommendations are critical to realizing universal connectivity.
Working Group Research
Working Groups convene industry leaders, government officials and civil society to address broadband access, affordability and use.
Reaching Universal Smartphone Access
The Working Group on Smartphone Access, led by Commissioners from Vodafone, UN-OHRLLS and ITU, developed a five-point action plan to drive progress in the area of smartphone access and closing the digital divide in their recently published report.
Capacity Building for Civil Servants
The Working Group on AI Capacity Building, led by UNESCO and Nokia, developed a framework to address the critical AI capacity needs for public sector digital transformation, particularly in developing countries in their recently published report.
Harnessing Data for Education
The current Working Group on Data for Learning, led by UNESCO, is exploring the potential of making data a key pillar of high-quality and inclusive education systems. Check out their preliminary findings and stay tuned for concrete recommendations in 2023.