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Will Facebook’s OpenCellular boost remote Internet access?

Facebook’s recently introduced OpenCellular project hopes to deliver wireless Internet access to the 10 per cent of the world’s population that lives in the most remote places – outside the range of existing cellular networks, and with no access to the Internet. OpenCellular is linked to a flurry of recent Facebook projects to connect the 4 billion still […]


Safe Listening Devices: Volume and Hearing Loss

Matt Brady still struggles with hearing loss. He suffered permanent hearing damage in 2009 after listening to music on the treadmill at home, playing it at a volume that his parents could hear on the floor below. Soon after, Matt started to experience pain in his head followed by loss of hearing. Today, Matt’s hearing […]


Accessible Americas: Information and Communications for ALL

Accessible Americas: Information and Communication for ALL is a landmark event aimed at identifying accessibility implementation practices for stakeholders in the Americas Region. Held in Sao Paolo from the 12 – 14 November 2014, the focus will be on how these stakeholders can ensure that assistive technology and accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are widely […]


ITU Leverages Social Networks to Develop Future Strategy

As a testimony to ITU’s strong commitment to openness and transparency, from June 2013 to May 2014 ITU has engaged in an innovative consultation process to gather views from all stakeholders at every stage in the process of the elaboration of its new Strategic Plan. This is the first time that a UN agency has […]


Ten-Year Anniversary of the WSIS Stocktaking Process: Sharing Best Practices

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, determined the key principles to harness the potential of ICTs and to build a people-centred, development-oriented and inclusive Information Society. Among the Summit’s outcomes, more than 2500 projects were launched to meet the objectives of […]



The pre-event meetings on 9 June 2014, on the eve of the WSIS High-Level event, will give us an opportunity to take stock of achievements, brainstorm on future outcomes and build a common vision beyond 2015. The WSIS+10 Pre-Event Meetings are scheduled to be organized at ITU (Montbrillant and Varembé Buildings), where the WSIS Forum […]


Case Studies on eHealth: Achieving MDGs

Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed upon by world leaders at the Millennium Summit in 2000, which aimed at reducing world poverty, increasing the rate of development and improving global health. Goal 4 was set up to reduce child mortality and Goal 5 was set up to improve maternal health. According to WHO, achieving […]