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3 reasons why ICT matters for gender equality

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A United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is in full swing to track progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formally adopted two years ago.

Voice of business heard at Global Alliance for ICT and Development

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play an important role stimulating economic growth and development around the world. As a primary innovator and partner in putting ICTs to work, business is a crucial participant at international meetings and forums on such issues.

Productive policies needed to expand Internet, ICC tells OECD

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Maximizing the economic potential of the Internet and information and communication technologies will require not only investment in infrastructure but also policy reform, Subramaniam Ramadorai, Chair of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS), said today during an OECD Ministerial Meeting on the future of the Internet economy.

ICC gives business views on convergence at OECD summit

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As policymakers from over 40 countries gathered here at an OECD Ministerial summit to discuss the trailblazing impact of the Internet and information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the economy and society, ICC shared global business views and provided guidance on digital convergence.

ICT conference in Dubai advances dialogue between government and business

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A high-level conference to debate one of the most pressing issues facing the information and communications technology (ICT) sector – how to put these tools to more use in economic development – was held today in Dubai, a regional ICT hub and the first Gulf state to offer public Internet access.

ICC Secretary General addresses UN Global Youth Forum

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ICC Secretary General Guy Sebban today gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development: Youth and ICT as Agents of Change in Geneva, organized by the United Nations Global Alliance on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Development.

ICC Secretary General in Geneva to accelerate ICT for development initiatives

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The UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) must deepen the involvement of all stakeholders and address the requirements of business to build an information society accessible to all, ICC Secretary General Guy Sebban said in an opening address at the two-day CSTD meeting from 21-22 May.

ICC hosts meeting at CeBIT on challenges facing ICT growth

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In a first-ever meeting on the sidelines of CeBIT, the world’s largest information technology trade fair of its kind, ministers and CEOs agreed today to increase collaboration to accelerate the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) as engines of economic growth.