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In e-mail to students, Annan urges communication to build understanding

Using the original computer on which the Internet was created, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today sent an electronic message to young people around the world urging them to keep communicating with each other to build bridges of understanding between cultures and societies.

Annan hosts luncheon in Geneva for heads of state and government

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan hosted a luncheon today for the heads of state and government participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, one of many official engagements on his program today.

Annan calls on broadcasters to help create 'open, inclusive' information society

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on global broadcasters to help in the effort to create an open and inclusive information society in which knowledge empowers all people, and serves the cause of improving the human condition.

World Broadcasters present Annan with declaration pledging spread of information

The world's leading radio and television broadcasters today conveyed to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan their commitment to such fundamental values as freedom of expression, access to information, media pluralism and cultural diversity.

Local authorities can help bridge the digital divide, Lyon conference told

Local authorities have a crucial role to play in bridging the digital divide between North and South and ensuring that the South fully participates in the information society, the United Nations-organized World Summit of Cities and Local Authorities has been told.