The U.N. General Assembly has decided that it is too late for the U!
to boost internet connectivity and is moving to the next stage of its global agenda.
The General Assembly, the body’s 193-member governing body, voted overwhelmingly on Friday to lift a veto of a resolution last week by China to boost the internet access in Africa.
China’s move drew criticism from the U, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which also voted against the resolution.
China also voted in favor of a new resolution that would have extended an existing U.A.E.-sponsored internet aid program for two years.
The U.-sponsored program, called the Digital Multimedia Infrastructure Fund, helps develop internet infrastructure in developing countries.
The United States was one of the few nations that did not back the U-Solution resolution.
The resolution was passed by the General Assembly on Feb. 2.
It called for an immediate commitment to boost Internet connectivity in Africa and a U.NS-backed “Internet for Africa” plan to address emerging broadband challenges.
But it was opposed by China, which voted against it.
China is one of two permanent members of the United Nations.
Its vetoes affect the U., the Security Council and the 193-nation U.K. The Security Council’s 193 member states voted to remove China’s veto last week, but China voted against that resolution.