Summit on information to draw key public and private sector participants – UN official

Some 10,000 participants, including 45 national leaders as well as the heads of global corporations, will convene in Tunis in two weeks' time for the second and final phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a United Nations official involved in organizing the event said in New York today.

UN helps choose 12 African civic and technology activists to attend PopTech

In partnership with United Nations New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace, a major corporation will sponsor a dozen Africans who are outstanding not only in technology but also in civic consciousness to attend one of the world’s leading forums exploring the social impact of technology.

UN using technological innovations to bolster communications, official says

The United Nations is doing more with less in the area of communications by harnessing new technologies to deliver its message to the media, governments and individuals, the senior public information official has said.

World’s postal workers can help bridge digital divide, says UN agency chief

With 660,000 post offices and more than 5 million employees worldwide, the postal sector is a partner of choice in helping to reduce the digital divide, the main goal of the upcoming United Nations information society summit, the head of a UN agency that is the world’s second-oldest international organization said today.