Tag Archives: MDGs

ICTs Expand Market Access in Developing Countries

Developing countries can leapfrog their development pursuits by leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs). Such technologies have demonstrated the capability to facilitate the flow of information, vital for the marketing of goods and services by developing countries to potential customers that may be thousands of kilometres away, through the establishment of websites and telemarketing. Transactions […]

Mainstreaming Youth in Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 2014 edition of the ECOSOC Youth Forum recently concluded with a strong endorsement from Member States for the Global Youth Call, which captures the aspirations and combined input of thousands of young people to the UN’s Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The document, which represents one of the first instances of high-level policy around […]

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 […]

#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 […]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on WCIT-12

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a keynote video message to the landmark World Conference on International Telecommunications (#WCIT12) in Dubai, demonstrating clearly his commitment to ensuring that ICTs continue to drive social and economic benefits globally. The UN Secretary-General thanked the United Arab Emirates for hosting this year’s conference and also stressed the importance that […]

Are women the future of Tech?

There are too few women in the world of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the numbers are going the wrong way.  Girls are not studying, interested in, and in many cases without access to, the core information, education, role models, or reasons why their involvement in ICTs is so important. That is why we […]