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The. United, Nations, information. And communication. Technologies. Taskforce. Unic. TTF, was a multi-stakeholder. Initiative. Associated. With the United Nations which. As intended. To lend a truly, global dimension. To the multitude, of efforts, to bridge the global, digital divide. Foster, digital, opportunity. And thus firmly, put, ICT. At the service, of development. For all. You. Topic. Establishment. You. The, UN ICT. Task, force, was created by, United, Nations secretary-general. Kofi. Annan in, November, 2001. Acting. Upon a request by, the United, Nations Economic, and. Social Council. ECOSOC, dated, July 11th, 2000. With an initial, term of mandate, of three years until, the end of 2004. It, followed. In the footsteps of, the World Economic Forum. WEF. Global. Digital divide initiative, G DDI and, the digital, opportunities. Task force dot, force, established. In 2000. By the GA that their annual summit, in Okinawa. Japan. By. Providing, it with a home in the United Nations this, accorded, the UN ICT. Task force, in the eyes of many developing. Countries, a broader. Legitimization. Than the previous, WEF. And g8 initiatives. Even if these previous, initiatives. Also, included, a multi-stakeholder. Approach with, broad, participation. By stakeholders, from industrialized. And developing countries. Topic. Aims and, objectives. You. The, task force's, principal, aim was to provide policy advice, to governments, and international organizations. For. Bridging the digital divide. In. Addition, to supporting the World Summit on the information society. WSIS, and leading, the UN, in developing. ICT. Strategies. For development, the task force's, objective, was to form partnerships, between, the UN system, and States private, industry, trusts. Foundations. And donors, and other stakeholders. Topic. Membership. And organization. You. The, UN, ICT. Task force, has included, the top ranks, of the computer, industry Cisco. Systems, hewlett-packard, IBM. Nokia. Sa, P Siemens. Sun, Microsystems. Together. With global, NGOs, eg. The Association. For progressive. Communications, governments. And international, agencies. It's. Coordinating. Body was, a multi-stakeholder. Bureau. Assisted. By a small, secretariat. At UN headquarters in. New York. Technical. Advice was, provided, by a high-level, panel, of, technical, advisers. You. Topic. Activities. You. Topic. United. Nations, information. Technology. Service, unites. You. Within. The report of the high-level panel of experts, on information. And communication. Technology. The 22nd. Of May 2000. Suggesting. A UN ICT. Task force the panel welcomed, the establishment. Of the United, Nations information. Technology. Service, unites, suggested. By Kofi, Annan in we, the people's the role of the United, Nations in the 21st.
Century. Millennium. Report, of the secretary-general. The. Panel made suggestions. On its configuration. And implementation. Strategy. Including. That ICT. 4-d volunteering. Opportunities. Make mobilizing. National. Human, resources. Local. ICT. Experts, within developing. Countries, a priority. For both men and women, the. Initiative, was launched, at the United, Nations volunteers. Under the leadership of, Sharon Cape Lingala Keita, and was active, from February, 2001. To February. 2005. Initiative. Staff and volunteers. Participated. In the World Summit on the information society. Wsis, in Geneva in December, 2003. Topic. Challenged. To Silicon, Valley. In, November. 2002. Kofi Annan issued, a challenge to, Silicon, Valley to create suitable, systems, at prices, low enough to permit deployment. Everywhere, whether through international. Aid programs. NGOs. Charities. Or microcredit. Support. The. Call has been answered but, only a few UN programs, were actively, using, computers, and communications. In developing, countries, in 2004. The. Office of the United, Nations High Commissioner for. Refugees ran. A refugee. Camp in Tanzania. Where the global catalyst, foundation, had placed computers. And communications. Equipment for. The use of the Burundian refugees. Confined. There, the. International. Telecommunication. Union itu. Worked. With the kingdom of Bhutan on, a simpler project. Topic. World, Summit, on the information society. Wsis. The, task force, was active, inter, alia in, the process, leading to the World Summit on the information society. Ws. Is in Geneva in December. 2003. And ws is -, in Tunis, Tunisia, in, November. 2005. In. Order, to participate in the second, phase of the WSIS. The. Task force's, original, three-year, mandate, was extended, by another year and expired, on the 31st. Of December, 2005. With, no further extension. You. Topic. Working. Groups. The, task forces, stakeholders. Members. And the experts, on the panel of, technical, advisors were active, in working groups organized. Around four, broad themes. ICT. Policy. And governance. Enabling. Environment. Human. Resource, development, and capacity building. ICT. Indicators. And MDG, mapping. Topic. Regional. Networks. Regional. Activities. Were carried out in five regional, networks. Africa. Latin America and, the Caribbean Asia Arab. States and Europe, and Central Asia. Topic. Meetings. 2002. June, 17. To 18 a session, of the General, Assembly of, the United Nations was. Devoted, to information. And communication. Technologies. For development, addressing. The digital, divide in, the context, of globalization, and, the development. Process. The. Session, promoted, coherence. And synergies, between various. Regional, and international information. And, communication. Technologies. Initiatives. The. Meeting also contributed. To the preparation of, WSIS. Many. Countries, were represented, by high-level. Officials, responsible, for, communications. And for development. The. Task force held ten semiannual, meetings, in. Various, places that, served as important, venues, for exchange, of best practices. And to bring the various stakeholders. Together to, work on common, themes. Most. Successful. In the eyes of the participants. Were those meetings, that were held in conjunction with, a series, of global, forums. First. Meeting, at UN, headquarters in. New York City, New York United. States November. 19, to 20 2001. Second. Meeting at UN, headquarters, in New York City New York United.
States February. 3, to 4, 2002. Third. Meeting at UN, headquarters, in New York City, New York United. States September. 30th, to October, 1st, 2002. Focused. On ICT. For development in. Africa, it. Also reviewed, the results of the first year of taskforce, activities. And agreed on an ambitious, strategy for, the next two years. Fourth. Meeting at UN, in Geneva Switzerland. February. 21, to, 22. 2004. With, a private-sector, forum. Fifth. Meeting at WIPO, in Geneva September. 12 to 13. 2003. To allow participants to discuss. The tasks forces, contribution. To WS is. Sixth. Meeting at UN, headquarters in. New York City New York United, States March. 2004. With, a global forum on Internet, governance. Seventh. Meeting at the Ministry, of Foreign, Affairs in. Berlin, Germany, November, 18, to 20, 2004. With a global forum, on an enabling, environment. Viii meeting. In Dublin, Ireland April. 13, to 15. 2005. With, a global forum on harnessing the potential, of ICTs. In education. Ix. Meeting, at ILO, in Geneva Switzerland. October. 1st 2005. 10th. Final, meeting, at the World Summit on the information society. In. Tunis, Tunisia, November. 17, 2005. In addition, a global, roundtable. Forum on, innovation. And investment. Scaling. Science and Technology to meet the MDGs. Was. Held in New York City the 13th, of September. 2005. The. Primary, focus, of the forum, was on the critical, role of science. Technology, and, innovation. Especially. Information and, communication. Technologies. In scaling, up grassroots. National. And global responses. To achieve the Millennium, Development Goals. Topic. Wsis. -, in tunis. Parallel. To the booth at the ICT. For a ll. Exhibition. A series, of events was held under the auspices, of the UN ICT. Task force, and its members. Topic. Measuring. The information. Society. The, partnership, for measuring, ICT. For development, involves. 11 organizations. Eurostat. The, International. Telecommunication. Union itu. The. Organisation. For Economic Cooperation. And. Development OECD. The. United, Nations, Educational Scientific. And. Cultural, Organization. UNESCO the. United Nations. ICT. Task force, the 5 United, Nations, regional, commissions, and the World Bank. You. Topic. Role, of parliaments, in the information. Society. Keep. Parliament leaders, presented. Their views on the role that national, and regional assemblies. Can play in building the information. Society, at a high-level dialogue, on, governance, global, citizenship. And technology, on the 16th, of November. You. Topic. Choosing. The right technologies. For education. At this, workshop, the global, eSchool, initiative, presented. The total cost of ownership calculator. A framework. For identifying and. Selecting the, right ICT. For schools by assessing their benefits. Feasibility. And costs. You. Topic. Building. Partnerships. For the information society. To high-level, roundtables. On the 16th, of November, focused, on regional, perspectives. For the global, information society. And, on women, in the information. Society building. A gender balanced, knowledge based economy. Topic. Putting. ICT. To work for the Millennium, Development Goals. And, the UN, development, agenda. You. The, 17th. Of November, roundtable. Examined. How ICT. Can be applied to the achievement. Of the internationally. Agreed development. Goals and discussed, ways to raise awareness of, ICT. As an enabler, of development. Topic. Achieving. Better quality. And cost efficiency. In healthcare. And education through. ICT. You. The, 17th, of November, panel, demonstrated. The potential of ICT. To improve, quality and, cost efficiency, of key public, services, with specific, focus, on education. And health care. Topic. Bridging. The digital divide with. Broadband. Wireless internet. You. The, 17th. Of November, roundtable. Focused, on the critical, role that broadband. Wireless, infrastructure.
Deployments Play. In bridging, the digital divide. Topic. Outcomes. From. WSIS. You. Topic. GES. CI. One. Of the notable outcomes. Of the work of the UN ICT. Task force was, the creation, in, 2003. Of the global East schools and communities, initiative GE, s CI an, international. NGO. Initially. Located in, Dublin, Ireland to, improve, education. In schools, and communities, through the use of information and, communication, technologies. GE, s CI was, officially, launched, during the WSIS. Today. GE s CI. Wwg, org. Is located. In nairobi kenya it. Has evolved, into an organization. Engaging, with governments, and ministries, development. Partners, the private sector, and communities, to provide, strategic advice. Coordinate. Policy, dialogue, conduct, research, and develop, and implement models, of good practice, for the widespread use, and integration. Of ICTs. Informal. Education. And other learning, environments. Within the context. Of supporting, the development of, inclusive, knowledge, societies. And the achievement, of the SDGs. Topic. EPO, el net. Another. Outcome as, the globally, policy, Resource Network EPO. L net designed. To marshal global, efforts, in support, of nationally. Strategies. For development, the, network. Provides, ICT. Policymakers. In developing, countries, with the depth and quality of information needed. To develop effective, nationally. Policies. And east strategies. The. Network, was first proposed, by the members, of the digital, opportunities. Task force dot, force who, merged their activities, with the UN ICT. Task force, in 2002. The. EPO, l net was also officially, launched, during the WSIS. Topic. Global. Center for ICT, in, Parliament. Another. Outcome of the the u.s. is as the global, center for ICT, in, Parliament. Launched. By the UN, Department, of Economic. And Social Affairs. Und. ESA, in cooperation. With the inter-parliamentary, Union. IPU, on the occasion, of the world summit, of the information. Society. Wsis, in Tunis, in November, 2005. The global, center for information, and communication. Technologies. In Parliament, responds. To the common, desire to, build a people centered, inclusive.
And Development. Oriented. Information. Society, where, legislators. Are empowered, to better fulfill their, constitutional, functions. Through information, and communication. Technologies. ICT. The. Global, center for ICT, in, Parliament, acts as a clearinghouse, for, information. Research. Innovation. Technology. And technical, assistance and, promotes, a structured, dialogue, among, Parliament's. Centers, of excellence. International. Organisations. The civil society the. Private sector. And the donor community, with, the purpose, to enhance the sharing, of experiences. The identification, of, best practices. And the implementation. Of appropriate. Solutions. Topic. Follow up. You. The, task of bridging, the digital divide as. Yet unfinished, the. WSIS. Has. Called for an Internet, Governance, forum to allow for a global, multi-stakeholder. Discussion. Of issues related. To the governance, of the global, resource, that the internet represents. The. WSIS. Also, called for a follow up and implementation. Process for. Which the principles. Embodied in the multi-stakeholder. Composition. And workings, of the UN ICT. TF, can, provide a useful, model. Work. Is also being carried, on by the UN, group on the information society. Ung. Is with. A focus, on the UN system and the successor, to the UN ICT. TF, the Global, Alliance for, ICT. And development. GA ID, with. An international, development, emphasis. Topic. Selected. Documents. Report. Of the high-level, panel of experts, on information. And communication. Technology. The 22nd. Of May 2000. Suggesting. A UN ICT. Task force. Draft. Ministerial. Declaration the. 11th, of July 2000. Asking, for the establishment. Of the UN ICT. TF. Topic. Publication. Series. As. Part, of its work the task force, and its members, have published, a series of books on, various topics related. To the work of the task force. These. Books are available in. The UN bookstore, at Amazon, partially. Or in PDF, form. UN. ICT. Task force series, one information, insecurity. A survival. Guide to the uncharted, territories of. Cyber threats and, cyber security by. Eduardo, gelts dean ahmad kamal july. 2005. ISBN. Nine. To one. 104. 5. 304. Un. ICT. Task force, series, to information. And communication. Technologies. For african, development an.
Assessment. Of progress, and challenges ahead, edited. With introduction. By joseph, oauth PACU senior, PhD. July. 2005. ISBN. Nine. To one. 104. Five three, one two. UN. ICT. Task force, series three the role of information and, communication. Technology. In global, development, analyses. And policy, recommendations. Edited, with introduction. By Abdul Basit Haqqani, July. 2005. ISBN. Nine. Two one. 104. Five three, two O. Un. ICT. Task force series for connected. For development. Information. Kiosks. And sustainability. By, actor, Badshah, SAR, Buland khan and maria ggarrido, july, 2005. ISBN. Nine. Two one. 104. Five three, three nine. Un, ICT. Task, force, series, 5 internet governance a grand collaboration. By Don McClane July. 2005. ISBN. Nine. Two one. 104. Five three, four seven. Un. ICT. Task force, series, six creating. An enabling, environment, toward. The Millennium, Development Goals. By Dennis Gilhooley, September. 2005. ISBN. Nine. Two one. 104. Five three, five five. Un. ICT. Task, force, series, 7 WTO. Ecommerce. And, information. Technologies. From, the uruguay, round through. The Doha Development Agenda. By, Sasha lunch, Vincent, edited, by Joanna McIntosh. Un. ICT. Task force series, 8 the World Summit on the information society. Moving. From the past into the future, edited, by Daniel, staff occur, and Wolfgang, Klein Wachter. Un. ICT. Task force series, 9 harnessing. The potential of ICT. For education. A multi-stakeholder. Approach, edited. By Bonnie Bracy and Terry Culver. Un. ICT. Task force series, 10 village. Phone replication. Manual, by David, Keough and Tim Wood September. 2005. ISBN. Nine. To one, 104. Five, four, six o. Un. ICT. Task force, series eleven, information. And communication. Technology. For peace the role of ICT in, preventing. Responding. To and recovering from, conflict, by Daniel staff occur, William, drake paul korean and julia Steinberger. Un, ICT. Task force, series, 12 reforming. Internet governance, perspectives. From the working group on Internet, Governance. WGI. G, edited, by William, J, Drake. Topic. See, also. International. Telecommunication. Union. ICT. For development. Multi-stakeholder. Model. Topic. Notes. You. You. Topic. External. Links. Unic. TTF. Official, homepage. Information. About the digital opportunities. Task force dot, force. Globally. Schools and communities, initiative, Yeshe.