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Governance in the Information Age

Times have changed. Governance in the Information Age has evolved, however access to information remains a crucial element in the effort to increase accountability and transparency and to cultivate trust among citizens and their governments. A leading organization in this field is the OpenGov Foundation. The OpenGov Foundation was created from the success generated by […]

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Engaging Civil Society in the ICT Sector

International Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy-making is made up of multiple stakeholders – governments, private sector, civil society, intergovernmental and international organizations – all of whom have an interest in ensuring its continued development. In order to realize an effective and productive Information Society, we must ensure that the diverse views of all constituents […]

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The importance of Information and Communication Technologies in Building an Inclusive Society

Over the coming weeks, ITU’s 193 Member States will be meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea for the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference. This event is of great importance for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, as ITU Member States will approve a Strategic Plan which ITU will implement over the next four years with the […]

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Young ICT Leaders Crowd Source Policy

As a new generation of ‘digital natives’ – 15 to 24 year olds with five or more years of experience of using the Internet – emerges, and we advance further into the 21st century, new and invigorated ways of thinking about leadership and youth are necessary to tackle the full spectrum of global social, political, and economic issues. Today, […]

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IPv6 Development and Infrastructure essential for continued growth of the Internet

We are living in an increasingly connected world, where technology is becoming ever-more pervasive in daily life and the next generation of networks and services are bringing unparalleled benefits and opportunities to industries such as healthcare, transport and education. Yet technological development cannot take place without an adequate infrastructure to reinforce it; advanced Internet capacity […]

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Youth Empowerment – how the UN can lead the way forward

Sixty-five carefully-selected post-graduate students representing forty-four nationalities and diverse academic backgrounds, recently gathered for the UNOG Graduate Study Programme (GSP) – the annual flagship outreach programme of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva – for two weeks of intensive learning, discussion and collaboration. Working with youth is a priority for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and for […]

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Continued Evolution of the Internet Requires Open and Inclusive Collaboration

The exponential growth of the Internet, one of the greatest engineering and technical feats ever achieved, was made possible by a level of collaboration and cooperation which has few parallels in the history of technological development. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of ITU. ICT evolution over 150 years – from the […]

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