|The release of this edition is
well timed to coincide with the inauguration of the first Global ICT
Forum for the Least Development Countries (LDCs), taking place in
Mauritius from 7 to 9 July 2004. The theme of the event is: Forum for
ICT Stakeholders - Special Foruc on LDCs.
The publication makes a projection of
ICT trends for this group of countries covering the period 2004-2014.
The period is signifcant in that these countries, that constitiute the
world's poorest, have committed themselves to halve the number of their
people living on less than a dollar a day by 2015.
This edition has been prepared by
the ITU Telecommunciation Development Bureau for free circulation at the
Global ICT Forum for the LDCs in Mauritius. Participants are invited to
submit comments by 30th July 2004 for possible incorporation before the
final version is released. All comments should be emailed to:
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