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Achieving gender balance in the tech sector means getting more girls into STEM

Technology is creating large scale opportunities to empower women and girls. But when it comes to making career choices, the majority of countries around the world are witnessing a chronic global decline in the number of female tech students. This is in turn contributing to a predicted global employment shortfall, with at least two million […]

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Today, I had the pleasure of speaking at Oman’s Telecom Forum on Law, Regulation and Enforcement on the topic of ‘International Agreements Regulating Telecom Services’. ITU is the custodian of several international agreements regulating telecom services, including our founding Constitution and the Radio Regulations. In my opinion, this Forum is both very important and timely […]

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Working for a safer online environment for young people #SID2016

On 9 February 2016, over 100 countries will celebrate Safer Internet Day #SID2016 to encourage the safe and responsible use of online technology, particularly among children and young people. This year’s theme, ‘Play your part for a better Internet’, highlights the role that we all have to play in ensuring the Net is a safe space for […]


PayPal Super Bowl ad touts future of digital finance – to ‘include everyone’

PayPal’s Super Bowl ad on the transformative power of digital finance is expected to reach an estimated 189 million viewers of the American football championship on Sunday. Its more than $5 million USD, 45-second TV ad on one of advertising’s biggest stages shows the importance of the message PayPal is trying to get across to the public. And […]

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Promoting Gender within ITU

ITU and UNITAR co-organized the first Women’s Leadership Workshop to women delegates accredited to the Radiocommunication Assembly and World Radiocommunications Conference. Organized under the theme of ‘Empowering Women in Radiocommunications Negotiations’, this professional training in leadership and negotiations skills gathered more than 30 women from 20 countries.  The workshop gave all participants a unique opportunity […]


Top Tech Predictions for 2016

The New Year is characterized by a crop of telecom predictions from various research firms, consultancies and industry observers. This year, there have been more articles predicting key trends than ever before, with industry tech forecasts enjoying a clear boom in popularity. Last year’s predictions focused on next-generation software, cloud computing, the Internet of Things […]


Technology, ICTs & the future of work

UNDP has just released its annual Human Development Report (HDR), entitled “Work for Human Development”, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first edition. This year’s Human Development Report explores how work can enhance human development despite substantial challenges, given that the world of work is changing fast due to globalization and the technological revolution. ITU […]


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