Frequency of reference to digital technology during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Statistics show that 821 million people were undernourished in 2017 and over half of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the Inter...
 29 Jul 2019

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In this blog post, I share my perspective as a diplomat and as a professional involved in community meetings rather than as a regional producer of statistics. From its inception in 1973, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recognised the importa...
 22 Oct 2018

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Technology has great potential to help deliver the SDGs, but it can also be at the root of exclusion and inequality. We need to harness the benefits of advanced technologies for all. -UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, at the closing of...
 31 Jul 2018

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What is diplomacy? Who is a diplomat? And what is it that diplomats do? The answers to these questions will always be contingent. We can only ever give them from the vantage point of a particular place and time. We tend to forget this when we debate ...
 24 Jan 2018

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If you are reading this blog, you probably have at least a few things in common with me. Obviously, you can read and write. In English. You have access to an Internet connection, probably from your own smartphone or computer. You probably have electr...
 13 Dec 2017

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The last day at the WSIS Forum 2017 featured discussions of topics such as access and connectivity, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and trust. If used wisely, information and communications technologies (ICTs) can improve the quality a...
 17 Jun 2017

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Digital divide, cybersecurity, human rights, the digital economy, and new technologies were among the main digital policy issues discussed during day 4 at WSIS Forum 2017. As was the case on the previous days, the role of information and communica...
 16 Jun 2017

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The WSIS Forum 2017 continued today with six high-level policy sessions and several workshops, featuring discussions on issues such as the digital economy, cybersecurity, gender mainstreaming, and online extremism. The high-level concluding session s...
 15 Jun 2017

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Day 2 at the WSIS Forum 2017 started with the official opening of the event, and continued with eight high-level policy sessions which were mostly focused on issues related to access, the digital divide, and sustainable development. In addition, one ...
 14 Jun 2017

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The ninth edition of the WSIS Forum opened yesterday in Geneva, under the overarching theme Information and knowledge societies for the SDGs. As in previous years, the event brings together the ICT for development and the Internet governance communit...
 13 Jun 2017

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Based on contributions from: Evelyn Namara, Meri Baghdasaryan, Adriana Castro, Alessia Zucchetti, Victor Ryan Biran, June Okal, Derek Yam, Manuel Sebastian Roa Gomez, Lai Ying Jojo Tang, and Michael J. Oghia A few months ago at the 11th Internet G...
 22 Apr 2017

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