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LDCs IV - Pre-conference ITU

ITU pre-conference event on the Fourth United Nations Conference for the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV)
Geneva, Switzerland (8-9 March 2011)

The International Telecommunication Union will be organizing a  pre-conference event on the Fourth United Nations Conference for the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV) titled: Digital Inclusion for the Least Developed Countries: Innovation · Growth · Sustainability 
The objective of this event is to share with you our work on the creation of the knowledge economy through the use of information and communication technologies under the aegis of the Brussels Programme of Action which was adopted by the Third United Nations Conference for the LDCs in 2011. As ICT connectivity has improved in unprecedented way in LDCs over the past decade, the event will shade light on the driving forces behind this progress. These include the introduction of new technologies (such as broadband, cloud computing, and the mobile phenomenon), and a new regulatory environment. Thanks to this success, ICTs are playing a catalytic role in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in other sectors. 
Please note that the badges issued by ITU will give you the right to enter the ITU Headquarters in order to attend the event taking place from 8 - 9 March, 2011.

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To comply with the procedure applicable for ITU meetings held in Geneva, you are requested to provide the following information and documents upon the confirmation of registration request:
  1. a letter (with official letterhead, address and the sender's typed title and name), signed by the person responsible for the delegate's entity and specifying the name of the delegate, his/her date of birth and passport number and the passport's expiry date along with a clear and legible copy of his/her passport.
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The above information and documents must be sent to the registration service (bdt-edrs@itu.int)
Upon receipt by the Registration Service, a request for visa support will be faxed to the Swiss Embassy/Consulate covering your country with a confirmation of the action taken to the person having sent the official letter.
The processing of a request for visa support may take up to 15 days.
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