Preparations for UN information summit move ahead with agreement on development fund

Preparations for the second phase of a United Nations summit on information technology wrapped up today after delegates moved forward on the creation of a voluntary fund to help build up sorely needed know-how and infrastructure in developing countries.

UN official calls for 'walking-distance' access to communication technologies for every African

Well-defined roles must guide national and regional actions in building Africa's information and communications technologies, paving the way for easy access by all people on the continent, according to the head of the United Nations regional commission for Africa.

‘Hello, I need help’ – UN-backed forum to discuss automated car emergency calls

Cars with futuristic communications systems, ranging from warning nearby vehicles that they are skidding and advising appropriate action to automatically generated in-vehicle emergency calls that could save lives, will be the focus of a United Nations-backed workshop at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show.

UN hosts conference on safeguarding freedom of expression on the Internet

In fulfilment of its mandate to nurture the democratic debate, the United Nations cultural agency today convened 150 media professionals, policy-makers and freedom of expression advocates to consider ways of safeguarding that freedom on the Internet.