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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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Telenor Open Mind: Opening the Doors to the Labour Market

I believe that the key to disability inclusion is through the labour market. One technology company is leading the way in inclusive hiring, and has nearly twenty years of success in providing meaningful employment opportunities and training to people with disabilities. The Norwegian company Telenor is among the world’s major mobile operators with more than […]

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Young Innovators Competition launches Challenge 3 on Smart Cities and Climate Change

The third challenge of the ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition has just been launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). It seeks innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change for the benefit of global health. […]

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