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MISTICA: UN ICT Task Force launch

From: Daniel Pimienta (pimienta@funredes.org)
Date: Mon Nov 12 2001 - 15:27:34 AST


>From: Gareth Shearman <shearman@victoria.tc.ca>
>Subject: [Steering] UN ICT Task Force launch
>List-Id: <steering.globalcn.tc.ca>
>Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 09:11:37 -0800
>
>Event: launch of the United Nations Information and Communication
>Technologies (ICT) Task Force.
>
>When: on November 20 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
>
>Where: UN Headquarters in New York, ECOSOC Chamber.
>
>Who: José María Figueres Olsen, Special Representative of the UN
>Secretary-General on ICT, former President of Costa Rica and a leader
>of digital development in his country.
>
>Speakers will include Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as well as UN
>General Assembly President Dr. Han Seung-soo and ECOSOC President Martin
>Belinga-Eboutou.
>
>Mr. Annan's opening statement will be followed by the launch of the Task
>Force Website and Portal and the lighting of the IT Globe -- a
>state-of-the-art technology which, through high-resolution satellite and
>aerial imagery, delivers a streaming, 3D map of the entire world.
>
>The ICT Task Force is mandated by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to
>find new, creative and quick-acting means to spread the benefits of the
>digital revolution--from which four billion of the world's people are
>currently
>excluded.
>
>The members of the Task Force come from the public and private sectors,
>from civil society and the scientific community, and from leaders of the
>developing as well as the most technologically advanced countries.
>
>The launch, originally scheduled for September 14, was rescheduled due
>to the tragic events in New York.
>
>Please visit the ICT Task Force site to be launched on 20 November:
>http://www.unicttaskforce.org
>
>See attachment for further details.



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