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2008 Global Event on Measuring the Information Society

Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 May 2008


The 2008 Global Event on Measuring the Information Society, organized by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, took place in May 2008 to discuss the latest progress made in ICT measurement globally. The Global Event considered proposals for new core ICT indicators on education, revisions made to the indicators included in the existing core ICT list, impact measurements, the development of a global ICT database, and technical capacity building needs. Comments on the revised Core List of ICT Indicators should be sent to e-mail address by 31 July 2008.The Global Event was attended by 151 delegates from 66 UN member countries, and 22 intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations representatives from government offices responsible for ICT statistics, telecommunication authorities, ICT-related Ministries, as well as other stakeholders interested in the measurement of the information society. The Global Event was included in the cluster of WSIS-related events 2008 that took place in Geneva during the month of May.



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