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Global alliance outlines work to solve information technology needs of the poor

After two days of meetings in Malaysia involving over 700 experts from around the world, the United Nations initiative to foster information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing countries has established a framework for their activities.

UN announces launch of global alliance for information technologies for development

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Malaysia's Prime Minister today launched the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Development at a gathering in Kuala Lumpur.

UN Deputy Secretary-General to launch global information alliance next week

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown will next week launch the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, a new initiative aimed at promoting the use of such technologies for development.

Information and Communication Technologies expert heads UN development body

The first chairman of the newly formed Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development will be an education advocate who is also the Board Chairman of Intel Corporation, a United States company, the United Nations said today.

UN unveils new multimedia product to showcase its work

The United Nations today unveiled a new multimedia product designed to highlight the diversity and significance of contributions the Organization has made since it was founded in 1945.

UN announces new Global Alliance on information technology for development

The United Nations today announced the launch of a new Global Alliance for Information Technology (ICT) and Development which will bring together a wide variety of interested participants as part of broader international efforts to harness technological advances for use in the fight against poverty.

Hi-tech information now more accessible as UN agency improves database

Cutting edge technological information, contained in international patent applications, will now be more easily available online after the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) improved and upgraded its online database, the agency said today.

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.