UN creates computer games to boost knowledge of its activities

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has created three interactive games that allow the young - and the not so young - to increase their knowledge of the world body and sustainable development.

Project of UN agency and Microsoft to bring computer training to refugee camps

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and software giant Microsoft Corp. signed an agreement today in Geneva that will bring training and computer education for refugees in camps located in Kenya and the Russian Federation.

UN agency’s report finds a lack of data perpetuates the world’s digital divide

A lack of data on the amount of access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in poorer countries is maintaining the digital divide between rich and poor, according to a report unveiled today by the United Nations telecommunication agency.

UN Secretary-General goes to Switzerland and Germany next week

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan leaves for Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday to address the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and then goes to Germany on an official visit, his spokesman said today.

UN and EBU leaders meet on next month's Information Summit

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and two senior officials from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), President Arne Wessberg and Secretary-General Jean Stock, today discussed the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, next month.

Preparations for UN-backed summit on information society move forward

With just over three weeks to go before a summit on the information society, held under United Nations auspices, delegates have succeeded in agreeing on several areas for action but still must narrow differences on a number of key issues.

UN-backed summit aims to spread benefits of information technologies

More than 50 Heads of State or government have so far signalled their participation in the first phase of a United Nations-backed summit that aims to bring the benefits of information and communications technologies for social and economic development to people in all parts of the world.

UN-backed summit aims to close 'digital divide'

A United Nations-backed conference, whose first phase is to be broadcast worldwide from Switzerland in December, will focus more on opportunities than on problems as it grapples with closing the digital gap between rich countries and poor, a senior UN official said today.

Universal press freedoms must be enjoyed by the Internet, UN official says

The Internet deserves to have the same universal freedoms and regulations as already apply to the rest of the media, according to a senior United Nations official.

Preparations for UN-backed information summit make progress on final goals

Delegates preparing for a United Nations-backed conference on information technology later this year have agreed on a set of concrete targets to help bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries.