South-South News, in partnership with United Nations departments and agencies including
ITU, UN GAID, UN DESA, and SU-SSC, are holding a high level multi-stakeholder forum
to facilitate partnerships and action in the field of Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) to help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):
“The High Level Forum on ICT as a Tool for Development to Achieve the Millennium
Development Goals, 2011”.
The forum is a high level meeting, to bring together about 100 attendants from governments
(including prime ministers, ministers, and ambassadors), private sector leaders
in ICT, academic and research institutions, and United Nations high officials to
facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships incorporating innovation, financial support,
valuable experience and international implementation.
Along with the theme of youth, four broad themes relating to the MDGs will be explored:
ICT for e-governance, education, health and sustainable tourism. The forum will
be a unique learning and partnership-building opportunity from an exchange of practical
experience among governments of developing countries with the private sector, working
with the insights that can be offered by international organizations and academic
and research institutions.