UN calls for technology and cooperation to boost poor countries' trade

A United Nations trade body has called for new technologies and cooperation between governments, business and international organizations to help entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises in the world's poorest countries boost trade through strategic marketing.

Preparations for information summit continue in Geneva

The second in a series of United Nations-backed preparatory conferences laying the groundwork for the first-ever global summit on communication technology, is set to begin considering ways to close the gap between the information "haves" and "have nots."

UN conference adopts texts promoting information society for Western Asia

Delegates from Arab countries meeting on the final day of a United Nations conference in Beirut adopted a declaration today making recommendations on policies and initiatives that would spur the growth of information technologies in Western Asia.

UN conference in Western Asia continues preparations for information summit

Gearing-up for a world summit on the information society, a United Nations-backed preparatory conference in Beirut today focused on key information communication technology issues relevant to Western Asia.

Information technology meeting at UN aims to bridge digital divide in Caribbean

Preparing for the imminent launch of a digital network for the Caribbean, a key United Nations task force on technology and development opened a meeting today aimed at jump-starting efforts to create partnerships for information and communication technology initiatives.

European countries adopt declaration 'towards an information society' at UN-backed meeting

Concluding a three-day UN-backed meeting in Bucharest aimed at preparing for the 2003 World Summit on the Information Society, European countries today adopted a declaration containing a set of principles and a strategy for action on the issue.

DPI to improve performance under new outreach push, official says

Translating information on the work of the United Nations into more languages and disseminating materials more efficiently through new structures are among the new initiatives to enhance the Organization’s outreach announced today by Shashi Tharoor, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

UN panel examines boosting information, communication technologies in Africa

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today said he was pleased that a UN expert group on information and communication technologies was using its latest meeting to focus on developing such know-how in Africa.

UN agency launches website on news, gender issues for African women

African women's voices will now be heard online, thanks to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), which announced today the launch of a website with information on gender issues in the Horn of Africa.

UN Assembly wraps up high-level forum on information technologies for development

With the digital divide threatening to further marginalize the economies and peoples of many developing countries, the challenge of transforming this imbalance into opportunities required international commitment and cooperation, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today as the body wrapped up a high-level meeting on information and communications technologies (ICT) for development.