UN ICT Task Force in Arab region to be launched in Jordan

The inaugural meeting of the United Nations Information, Communication Technologies Task Force (UNICT) held on January 13, 2002, in Amman, Jordan will be under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  January 6, 2002

The inaugural meeting of the United Nations Information, Communication Technologies Task Force (UNICT) held on January 13, 2002, in Amman, Jordan will be under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

The purpose of the meeting is to launch and develop the ICT policy and strategy, with multi-stakeholder participation, for the United Nation’s ICT Network in the Arab region.

The Secretary General of the United Nations officially launched the Information and Communication Technologies Task force on November 20, 2001 to form partnerships with public, private, non-profit and multilateral stakeholders in order to establish networks as forums for addressing development issues.

The Arab Regional Network will provide region-specific support to and strengthening of the UN ICT Task Force in its activities to help bridge the digital divide. Speakers will include: Karim Kawar, UN ICT Arab Regional Coordinator; HE Dr. Fawaz H. Zu’bi, Jordan Government Statement; HE Jose Maria Figueres-Olsen, UN ICT Task Force Statement; and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, UN ICT Task Force Arab Regional Network Statement.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. International (TAGI) is sponsoring and hosting this meeting. Co-organizers for the event are: UN ICT Task Force, Ministry of Post and Communications of Jordan, Information Technology Association-Jordan (int@j), and TAGI.

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