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Enabling more of the world’s population to access and participate in the digital economy – and all the socio-economic benefits it entails – is critical to ITU’s mission. Finding the best approach to do so is an ongoing process of discovery, trial-and-error and collaboration. It calls for understanding and adapting to the changing realities of […]

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Ericsson and the Earth Institute at Columbia University have presented key findings from new research that highlights how information and communication technology (ICT), and in particular mobile technology, can help accelerate the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are expected to be passed this week by the UN General Assembly. ICTs key to […]

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Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a problem of pandemic proportion; it is estimated that one in three women will experience some form of violence in her lifetime. The rapid proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) expands opportunities to address VAWG, providing victims with access to information and reporting mechanisms. However, ICTs also […]

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Over 90 per cent of the world’s trade is transported by sea. Therefore, safe navigation holds a great significance not just for the ships’ crew, but for the world’s economy. Through the Radicommunication Sector (ITU-R), ITU works to develop and update maritime communications systems and to improve the safety record of shipping. ITU does this […]

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Nokia’s Alcatel-Lucent acquisition bid saw progress this week after discussions with the French government boosted the government approvals process. Nokia’s Alcatel-Lucent acquisition process is moving along this week after Nokia’s President and Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri met with Emmanuel Macron, France’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs on Wednesday to affirm plans for […]

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ITU has been at the forefront of advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) for 150 years, driven by one unifying goal – to connect the world. ICTs already empower billions of individuals around the world, and will be of critical importance as the global community meets to charter a new path for sustainable development […]

State of Broadband 2015 Blog

Affordable broadband is a vital driver of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. Moreover, ICTs have been recognized as a means of implementation for the soon to be agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet it is unlikely that their potential can be fully realized while inequalities in access to and the availability of […]


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