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#BYND2015 Highlights from day number three

Day 3 began with three parallel offsite visits to some of Costa Rica’s most important organisations relating to the theme Respect your Environment. The visits included: Dos Pinos the “Little Giant of Central America” Dos Pinos is one of the most diversified companies in Latin America and a leader in the production and marketing of […]

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#BYND2015 Highlights from day number two

Yesterday saw the launch of our 24 hour Hackathon, it was a long night for the young computer programmers, designers and coders who took part, but there was a lot of energy in the room and some great ideas presented during the initial brainstorm that gradually morphed into an application as the night went on. […]

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#BYND2015 Highlights from day number one

Last night, Costa Rica hosted the opening ceremony of our #BYND2015 Global Youth Summit, with several of our key speakers coming together to discuss the overall issues that young people are facing today including; youth unemployment, the need for child online protection as ICTs become increasingly important, the opportunities, benefits and the risks of digital […]

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ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia

ITU has teamed up with Facebook to develop a pilot program to promote child online safety in Africa as part of its Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. The collaboration will enable the African Child Online Protection Education & Awareness Centre (ACOPEA), an NGO focused on African child online welfare, to implement a six-month pan-African e-safety […]

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#BYND2015 #GetAhead with the ITU

The modern workforce is very different from the workforce of previous generations. While in the past most people would usually stay within the same industry or company for the majority of their career, the current young generation is expected to have an average of 6 substantial career changes in their working life. With this in […]

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#BYND2015 – Promoting Digital Inclusion for All

At a recent ITU event in Uruguay, I learnt that we are about to reach 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. Roughly 60% of these subscribers will be aged between 18 – 30. This means that by 2015 the true power of mobile communications will be in the hands of young people. Perhaps this doesn’t come […]

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#BYND2015 – national hubs promoting youth engagement at the global level

By definition, #BYND2015 is a Global Youth Summit, and as part of our long-term goal to connect the unconnected, during the Summit there will be a number of hubs around the world that are going to be set up and run by enthusiastic young people that want to contribute to making the world a better […]