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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 […]

A call to action to build a fully accessible society

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, one of the committees in the UN human rights treaty bodies system, adopted at its meeting held in April 2014 its General Comment No 2 on the issue of Accessibility. The General Comment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) aims to […]

Formal Broadband Plans Spur Economic and Social Development

Two Asian nations – Korea and Singapore — have managed to leapfrog multiple stages of economic development and have transformed into economic miracles. This comes as no accident, in part, because both have taken a planned approach to technological development, starting with national broadband plans, which has led to increased broadband adoption, and successive waves […]

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent or teacher being able to support or supervise a child’s or a young person’s internet […]

Building bridges to Access the Future

The World Telecommunication Policy Forum #WTPF is now well underway and delegates are already making great progress in endorsing the draft Opinions. At the time of writing Opinions three and four are already approved, well ahead of the allotted time, and proceedings are being conducted in what was described by one avid #WTPF twitter follower […]