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UN and Korean Government sign accord paving way for new technology centre

Aiming to help close the “digital divide,” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Seoul Government today sealed a pact to open a technology centre in the Republic of Korea.

UN supports project aimed at providing cheap laptops to students in poor countries

A pioneering $100 laptop programme, designed to give children in poor countries access to knowledge and educational tools, came a step closer to realization today with the signing of a partnership agreement in Davos, Switzerland, between the main United Nations development agency and the organization responsible for the initiative.

UN agency to back project distributing sturdy, low-cost laptops in poor countries

Aiming to give poor communities access to the benefits of information technology, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced plans to support an innovative project which aims to put cheap and energy-efficient laptop computers in the hands of the world's most disadvantaged students.