UN announces new Global Alliance on information technology for development

The United Nations today announced the launch of a new Global Alliance for Information Technology (ICT) and Development which will bring together a wide variety of interested participants as part of broader international efforts to harness technological advances for use in the fight against poverty.

Hi-tech information now more accessible as UN agency improves database

Cutting edge technological information, contained in international patent applications, will now be more easily available online after the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) improved and upgraded its online database, the agency said today.