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Towards Knowledge Societies

UNESCO and Global Broadband Commission
ITU and UNESCO have launched at the WSIS Forum 2010 in Geneva a top level Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
The purpose of the Commission is to define strategies for accelerating broadband rollout worldwide and examine applications that could see broadband networks improve the delivery of a huge range of social services, from healthcare to education, environmental management, safety and much more.

The top level Broadband Commission for Digital Development is co-chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Telecom tycoon, Mr Carlos Slim Hélu.

ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré and UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, serve as joint vice chairs.

The website for the Broadband Commission can be found at: http://www.broadbandcommission.org
  • Director, Information Society Division
  • http://www.unesco.org/webworld/en/broadband-commission