UN launches information technology venture to build 'digital bridges' to world's poor

The United Nations today launched a global task force to help build universal interconnectivity and spread the benefits of the digital revolution to the world's poor.

UN project nominated for information technology award

The United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS) - an initiative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan - has been nominated to receive a Stockholm Challenge Award for its support of rehabilitation efforts in the wake of the devastating super cyclone that hit Orissa, India, in 1999.

UN committee approves draft resolution to expand radio coverage

The United Nations Committee on Information has approved a draft resolution that would expand the world body's international radio coverage if approved by the General Assembly at its 56th session, which begins tomorrow.

Live UN radio broadcasts 'revolutionary innovation,' Committee on Information told

United Nations Radio's live daily newscasts had proved a "revolutionary innovation" in the Department of Public Information's (DPI) efforts to more effectively communicate its message to a global audience, but Member States must decide if they want to convert the pilot project into a permanent international radio broadcasting capacity, the top Department official has stated.