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Connecting the Unconnected: working together to achieve Connect 2020 Agenda targets
53% of the world's population is still offline! Who are the 3.9 billion unconnected people, where are they from, and what possible measures can accelerate connecting the unconnected? Download ITU's backgrounder for the Broadband Commission discussed at the +World Economic Forum 2017 http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/ITU_discussion-paper_Davos2017.pdf

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Review of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the ICT Sector
High-growth potential tech startups and MSMEs have never been more in demand, nor more elusive. Working to scale ICT entrepreneurship for social impact, ITU's E>MERGE partnership have released this Review as the first in a set of deliverables to improve the environment in which tech MSMEs operate. Download the free report from: http://www.itu.int/pub/S-GEN-EMERGE.01-2016/en
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Bringing 100 Mbps connectivity to all European households?
ADTRAN is extending its 'Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives' (ECCL) programme across the EMEA region. How does the move affect the #EC's European #GigabitSociety Initiative? Find out more via ITU's blog.
Network equipment provider ADTRAN announced this week that it has extended its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives (ECCL) programme across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. The …
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Discuss #AI & standards with ITU experts
Gearing up for #ITUWTSA in Tunisia, join ITU's new #AI LinkedIn group to discuss the big questions on the future of artificial intelligence, governance & standards.
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Watch & vote for #SpeakStandards video finalists
Check out the video contributions of the ISO, ITU and IEC online competition to create short clips on how international #standards affect our daily lives & what a world without them would look like.
Watch the finalist videos here: ow.ly/Qm1h304S5Lr
And then vote for your 3 favourites via: ow.ly/PoSV304S5Qi 
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ICTs as tool for Refugees – IOM’s Missing Migrants Project
If there’s a common thread through the millions of tales of human mobility it is connectivity. More about the role of technology and mobile #broadband in the International Organization for Migration's programme to connect Refugees and Migrants via the ITU Blog.
Boutros is a refugee: he left Syria three years ago after his village was attacked. He paid over USD 5,000 to smugglers and it took him more than two years to get to Europe. The most precious thing…
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Trends in tech MSMES and startup development
50+ countries have been identified as currently supporting tech MSMEs and startups through the ministry of ICT. This new report spotlights the experiences of 8 countries with very active levels of engagement: Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Estonia, Italy, Malaysia, Rwanda and Spain
A few months ago, when preparing the Geneva celebration of the 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2016) – which focused on the theme: “ICT entrepreneurship for s…
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Measuring the Information Society 2016
See who's topping the ICT Development charts, compare countries, and download the ITU Measuring the Information Society report for the latest ICT data and analysis http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/idi/2016/
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Tackling myths about #cybersecurity and defense
Read Frode Hommedal's perspective on #cyberdefense myths, and how to create more secure networks by taking them seriously – via the ITU blog.
Cybercrime is on the rise. Over the past year there have been a number of high-profile cyberattacks – most recently, the 600Gbps attack on KrebsOnSecurity. One analyst claims that right now, every …
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Collaboration in the digital economy – #ITUWORLD Bangkok
Join industry leaders at the ITU Telecom World 2016 Forum in Bangkok from 14-17 November, to explore key questions regarding the digital economy and the importance of collaboration! Get your media accreditation now. Check http://ow.ly/s0hb304S28T 
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The Future of Education is Digital
Broadband, #MOOCs and ICTs in general, hold tremendous potential for education solutions and #DigitalInclusion . But how to provide the necessary knowledge and skills? Read up on the relevance of #ICT4SDG -4 and ITU initiatives like ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community’ plus International #GirlsinICT Day.
I first visited the small town of Mănăstirea in rural Romania in 2010. Around 5,000 people lived in the underdeveloped community with poor sanitation, transport infrastructure and high unemployment…
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Closing the Gender Gap in the Digital Age
The launch of EQUALS, the Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, which sees ITU and UN Women teaming up with partners around the world to bridge the digital #GenderGap , took center stage at the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development's annual meeting in New York. Doreen Bogdan-Martin shares more on the #beEQUALS campaign via the ITU Blog.
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of the Strategic Planning and Membership Department of ITU and Executive Secretary of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development provides some key insights fro…
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