communications

UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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'Portals' connects people from all over the world

A new innovation in communications technology is connecting people from all over the world, from the United States to Iraq, and from Cuba to Kenya.

Michelle Moghtader is the Co-founder of Shared Studios, the organization behind the project, called Portals.

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Authorities in Apple-FBI case 'risk unlocking Pandora's Box' – UN human rights chief

The top United Nations human rights official today urged United States authorities to proceed with great caution in their legal efforts to break the encryption on an iPhone linked to the investigation into the mass killings in San Bernardino, California, saying the case could have broader implications for digital security and human rights.

On World Radio Day, UN officials urge use of radio as 'lifeline' in human progress

The international community should strive to find ways for radio to do even more to help people during responses to the increasing number of emergencies and disasters facing the world, top United Nations officials said today, ahead of World Radio Day, celebrated each year on 13 February.

“Thrashing out the major challenges of our time”: the GA chamber

The General Assembly hall was the centre of the body’s 70th birthday celebrations on Monday, and it’s the place where leaders come to “thrash out” the major challenges of the day.

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UN-backed telecom summit shines spotlight on young innovators

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today hosted at its 2015 telecom summit in Budapest the winners of the Young Innovators Competition, who benefited from expert mentorship to help accelerate their innovations globally through a series of workshops, pitching sessions and collaborations.