Stressing use of technology for development, Annan calls for a ‘network of networks’

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for the vision of a global information society to be transformed into reality, stressing the need to use technology for development and urging a new international alliance to build a “network of networks” to harness high-tech innovations for the benefit of everyone.

World’s poorest countries increasingly wired, UN agency reports

Considerable progress has been made to bridge the digital divide in the world’s least developed countries, the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says in a new report.