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ICTs for Sustainable Development #ICT4SDG

ITU has been at the forefront of advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) for 150 years, driven by one unifying goal – to connect the world. ICTs already empower billions of individuals around the world, and will be of critical importance as the global community meets to charter a new path for sustainable development […]

How can ICTs support Sustainable Financial Development?

The international community will usher in a new era of global development when it meets to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September this year. The United Nations Financing for Development conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week, discussed the financial and policy investments necessary to support the ambitious post-2015 agenda which, in […]

Why GEM-Tech? Putting Gender on the ICT Map

It is a fact that women have less access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), with 200 million fewer women online globally than men. It is also a fact that women are underrepresented in the ICT sector workforce, where they represent only 6% of the CEOs in the top 100 Technology companies. Almost 20 years ago, […]

Continued Evolution of the Internet Requires Open and Inclusive Collaboration

The exponential growth of the Internet, one of the greatest engineering and technical feats ever achieved, was made possible by a level of collaboration and cooperation which has few parallels in the history of technological development. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of ITU. ICT evolution over 150 years – from the […]

Kartik’s Story: Fighting for ICTs to be Accessible to All

As a blind student from India, I have had several experiences where a lack of accessibility has prevented me from having the same opportunities as others. People with visual impairments have been struggling with accessibility for a long time, and we urgently need to make sure that accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) are available […]

Launching “Open Talks” with ITU Secretary-General

I am proud of ITU’s substantial and diverse membership – 193 Member States and around 700 Sector Members, including members of the Internet community, industry, civil society and academia. ITU members from different regions and different perspectives continue to work together for the common good and in the public interest to resolve complex and challenging […]

#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 […]