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International #GirlsinICT Day: Women in tech pave the way for the next generation

ITU celebrated International Girls in ICT Day on April 27th  by hosting games, tech exhibits and mentoring sessions for school girls and young women from age 12 to 17 at ITU Headquarters in Geneva to introduce them to the exciting world of technology. Hundreds of celebrations around the world also contributed to the global day, which has […]

How artificial intelligence can help boost human rights: Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s mission is simple: we want everyone in the world to enjoy their human rights. Human rights are the modern embodiment of centuries-old human ideals: justice, equality, freedom and dignity. Many of the freedoms that billions of people take for granted today would not have been possible without decades of hard work to codify […]

FCC’s Pai launches plans to revise net neutrality rules

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has launched a broad plan to revise the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were enacted in 2015 to help ensure that all online content is treated the same by broadband service providers in the U.S. The FCC’s plan would “reverse utility-style regulation for broadband providers […]

International Girls in ICT Day expands horizons for girls around the world

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year with the theme “Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes,” to encourage young women and girls to discover the exciting world of opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Changing perceptions and attitudes is an important part of achieving gender equality in technology. International Girls in ICT Day aims […]

Inclusive e-commerce as catalyst for future economic growth: Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Jack Ma, founder and Chairman of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba – and the United Nations’ Special Advisor for Youth, Entrepreneurship and Small Business at UNCTAD — inspired audiences at UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week on the theme of inclusive e-commerce. As one of the most anticipated events of the week, the Digital Transformation for All: Empowering Entrepreneurs and […]

Time to end the ‘AI: good or evil?’ debate and act for good (Opinion)

The following post was first published in IT World Canada. It highlights ITU’s new work to harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for social good, including the upcoming AI for Good Global Summit in June. There is so much written on this debate that it is nearly impossible to read and consider it all.  Do a […]

Making waves as a Girl in ICT: Niamh Scanlon inspires girls to learn to code

On International Girls in ICT Day on April 27, thousands of girls around the world are celebrating the incredible power of technology to open doors of possibilities for young women and girls worldwide. One girl has made waves in the tech scene in her home country of Ireland, and those waves have swept across the world, leading […]