11 12, 2017

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:51:41+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Youth|

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.

6 07, 2017

Half of all countries aware but lacking national plan on cybersecurity, UN agency reports

2017-11-16T15:33:37+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, the United Nations telecommunications agency today reported, urging more countries to consider national policies to protect against cybercrime.

15 06, 2017

Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

2017-06-16T15:41:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the growing squeeze on the world's food resources – one of the major challenges of the 21st century – according to a new United Nations report.

17 05, 2017

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s development challenges

2017-11-16T15:36:28+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Economic growth, Infrastructure, News|

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood, the latest technological advances are converging to make the “unthinkable happen,” said global innovators and heads of tech companies invited to the United Nations today to discuss how to emerging technologies can boost achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

7 12, 2016

With nearly 4 billion people still offline, UN forum to tackle ”digital divide”

2017-11-16T15:38:46+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Infrastructure, News|

International organizations, governments, academics, and technology leaders will gather at the IGF to address the urgent need to intensify global efforts to bridge the digital divide.

6 12, 2016

Internet Governance Forum to intensify efforts toward fostering accessible web for all

2017-11-16T15:38:47+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

With a focus on addressing the challenges of today’s digital age and how to leverage the Internet to ensure it provides equal access to opportunities, the busy week-long Forum will run from today until December 9.

17 05, 2016

On World Telecommunication Day, UN hails role of IT in sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:43:21+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Economic growth, Education, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.